Crisco Shortening and Uncrustable Sandwiches
For the classes of people requesting monetary relief (i. e. refunds), the judge refused to certify the class with prejudice (meaning that plaintiff cannot refile) because plaintiff failed to establish that damages can be proven on a classwide basis. The judge also refused to certify the classes requesting injunctive relief (i. e. a court order prohibiting the company from making misleading representations in its marketing) finding that plaintiff did not explain why a class-action would be appropriate. For the injunctive relief classes, the judge denied plaintiff’s motion without prejudice (meaning that plaintiff can refile) and gave plaintiff 14 to explain why class certification would be appropriate. (Caldera v. The J.M. Smucker Company, Case No. 12-cv-04936, C. D. CA.).
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