A federal court in New Jersey has refused the request to intervene filed by plaintiffs to a California consumer-fraud lawsuit against the company that makes the hazelnut spread Nutella®. Glover v. Ferrero USA, Inc., No. 11-1086 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D.N.J., decided October 20, 2011) (unpublished). The New Jersey action, like its California counterpart, was filed as a putative nationwide class action; the laws under which the cases were filed and the class periods differ. According to the New Jersey court, the intervenors had no interest in litigating the New Jersey case; rather, their stated intent was to dismiss the case or transfer it to California. The court also noted that while the California Nutella® litigation was filed first, “the actions are not truly duplicative.” The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has refused to consolidate the California and New Jersey actions for pre-trial proceedings.