A federal judge has refused to certify a class of Snapple purchasers who asserted that Snapple's claims of "All Natural" ingredients in its teas and juices violated New York consumer protection laws because the beverages contained high-fructose corn syrup. It's the latest defeat for plaintiffs in cases alleging that food and beverage companies have deceived the public about their products' health consequences. A lawyer for Snapple said the decision should have "persuasive effect" in similar suits in other jurisdictions.
Class Certification Denied in 'All Natural' Snapple Case
The American Lawyer
August 12, 2010