A New Jersey federal court has transferred to California a lawsuit alleging that The Quaker Oats Co. misleads consumers with the packaging of its Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal product because it does not contain maple syrup or maple sugar. Gates v. Quaker Oats Co., No. 16-1944 (D.N.J., order entered August 3, 2016). The complaint “makes essentially identical allegations against Quaker” as three other putative class actions pending in other federal courts, the court notes, including the first-filed case in California. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied an Illinois plaintiff’s request to consolidate the cases into multidistrict litigation, but the panel suggested that the other parties transfer their lawsuits to California to streamline the process. Quaker moved to transfer the case from New Jersey to California, and the plaintiff did not oppose; accordingly, the court granted the motion to transfer.