Hunt’s Canned Tomato Products, PAM Cooking Sprays, and Swiss Miss Products
July 2016: ConAgra Foods’s motion to stay the appeal pending the resolution of a Supreme Court case determining whether an appellate court has jurisdiction to review this type of issue, Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, was granted. (Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., Case No. 14-16327, 9th Cir.)
June 2014: A federal judge refused to certify the class in a false lawsuit filed against ConAgra Foods in 2012. The complaint alleges, among other things, that ConAgra Foods misleadingly advertises products – including Hunt’s canned tomato products, PAM Cooking spray products, and Swiss Miss products — as “100% natural” when they actually contain chemical preservatives, synthetic ingredients, and artificial ingredients. The judge did not certify the class finding, among other things, that plaintiffs’ lacked standing (i. e. a proper basis to sue). (Jones et al v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-01633, N. D. CA.).
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