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California Federal Judge Denies Class Certification In Food Labeling Suit

Mealey's (August 3, 2015, 1:09 PM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — A federal judge in California on July 30 denied the plaintiffs’ third motion for class certification in a case accusing Del Monte Foods Inc. of violating consumer protection statutes, including the state’s unfair competition law (UCL) in its packaging of several tomato and fruit products (Michael Kosta, et al. v. Del Monte Foods Inc., No. 12-1722, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99892).

(Opinion available. Document #58-150819-022Z.)

Labeling Violations

In April 2012, Michael Kosta and Steve Bates filed a class action lawsuit against...
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