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November 19, 2014

U.S. Chamber Files Amicus in Chobani Case; Seeks to Prevent ‘Shakedown’ Food-Label Lawsuits

The National Law Journal today highlights the U.S. Chamber’s intervention “in the appeal of a class action in hopes of stemming food-labeling cases in California.”

The case in question was brought in 2012 against Chobani Greek yogurt, challenging the accuracy of the company’s labels. In February, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Kohn dismissed the case, ruling the plaintiffs lacked standing. Those plaintiffs have appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The U.S. Chamber on Friday filed an amicus brief encouraging the Ninth Circuit to affirm the dismissal “to prevent a return of ‘shakedown’ lawsuits.”

Read the full article here.

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