District Court Slaps Down Second Attempt to Certify Class in Food-Labeling Action
Topic: Civil Justice Reform
By Neal R. Marder, a Partner, Andrew S. Jick, Counsel, and Kelly A. Handschumacher, an Associate, with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in the firm’s Los Angeles, CA office.
Legal Opinion Letter, June 1, 2018, 2 pages
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After an appeals court revived a suit alleging misleading labeling of baby food, a trial judge dismissed the claims, reasoning the plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue an injunction and could not establish a damages-award model compliant with class-action rules.