For years we’ve been hearing that the next gold mine for plaintiffs lawyers would be consumer cases against food and beverage companies alleging that they deceived the public about the health consequences of their products. But so far, plaintiff wins in such suits have been about as rare as a Big Mac at a vegetarian retreat.

The latest plaintiffs’ defeat is the denial of class certification in a purported Manhattan federal district court class action against Snapple. In a 37-page decision (pdf) issued last week, Judge Denise Cote refused to certify a class of New York 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.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]