Seafood Seller Fails To Prove Amount In Controversy Means No Federal Jurisdiction

(October 28, 2016, 9:32 AM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A seafood seller accused of using jumbo squid in products labeled as octopus failed to show that the amount in controversy is less than $5 million, a California federal judge ruled Oct. 26, denying the seller’s motion to dismiss a customer’s class complaint (Luis Diego Zapata Fonseca, et al. v. Vigo Importing Co., No. 16-2055, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148457).

(Order available.  Document #43-161104-005R.)

Luis Fonesca filed a putative consumer class action against Vigo Importing Co. in the U.S. District...
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