A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a New Jersey statewide class action against Snapple on Wednesday, finding that federal regulation does not pre-empt consumer fraud claims involving Snapple's "All Natural" labeling. The case began when a New Jersey woman bought two bottles of Snapple in 2007, paying the "premium price" of $1.09 for each, only to later discover that her "All Natural" Snapple contained high-fructose corn syrup.
3rd Circuit Reinstates Consumer Fraud Class Action Against 'All Natural' Snapple
The American Lawyer
August 14, 2009