Similac® Advance® Organic Infant Formulas

March 2018: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision. Click here to read the court’s opinion. (Case No. 17-62, 2nd Cir.)

January 2017: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal of the complaint.

November/December 2016: A federal judge dismissed this action for the reasons stated in the August 2016 order and denied plaintiffs motion to amended the complaint.

August 2016: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to dismiss the complaint finding that the state law claims are preempted by federal law (i.e., federal law regulates the area). The judge gave plaintiffs until September 23, 2016, to file an amended complaint.

May 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Abbott Laboratories for allegedly misleadingly labeling Similac® Advance® Organic Infant Formulas as “Organic” when they are not. According to the complaint, the formula actually contains non-organic ingredients, including, among other things, “irradiated substances, synthetic compounds, [and ingredients] produced from hazardous substances.” (Marentette et al v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-2837, E. D. NY.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Abbott Laboratories and’s coverage of the company, click here.


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