March 2014: A federal judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit finding that the amount in controversy was not at least $5 million, as required under the Class Action Fairness Act. The judge dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice. Later in March, the named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decisions dismissing the case.
December 2013: After considering Amy’s Kitchen’s motion to dismiss, a federal judge allowed this class-action lawsuit alleging that the company mislabeled products to proceed, but only to the extent the claims relate to products the named plaintiff actually purchased. Claims about products she did not purchase were dismissed.
April 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Amy’s Kitchen for allegedly deceptively listing evaporated cane juice in its products’ ingredients list, when it is not a juice, but rather sugar “cleverly disguised.” The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those who purchased Amy’s Kitchen products in Florida for consumption and not resale.
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.
When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.