According to a news source, the company that makes the hazelnut spread Nutella®, which is advertised as part of a healthy breakfast for children, has reached a settlement in the class action certified by a federal court in California last month. In re Ferrero Litig., No. 11-205 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Cal., minute entry November 28, 2011). A docket notation reportedly indicates that the parties settled the claims during a November 28, 2011, mandatory settlement conference and will “submit a joint motion for preliminary approval of the class settlement no later than December 19, 2011.” Additional details about the court’s class certification order appear in Issue 418 of this Update. The plaintiffs had alleged that the product contains “dangerous levels of fat and sugar.” See BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, December 5, 2011.
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Ferrero settles with California plaintiffs in Nutella® false advertising class action
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