Florida Federal Judge Tosses Minute Maid Juice Labeling Claims
(August 18, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida federal judge on Aug. 13 dismissed with prejudice a class complaint filed by two consumers alleging misleading juice labeling, finding the plaintiffs’ state law claims preempted by federal law (Andrew E. Stansfield, et al. v. The Minute Maid Company, et al., No. 14-290, N.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106656).
(Order available. Document #43-150821-011R.)
Minute Maid Co. and Coca-Cola Co. produce a beverage labeled as a pomegranate and blueberry flavored blend of five juices. The five-juice blend is 99.4 percent apple...