Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: Reliance On 'Cane Juice' On Label Justifies Standing

SAN FRANCISCO - Not only do two consumers have constitutional standing to pursue claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL) challenging a yogurt company's products that were labeled with "evaporated cane juice" instead of sugar, they also have statutory standing because they have shown that they relied on the misleading label when purchasing the products, a federal judge held March 13 (Frank Morgan, et al. v. Wallaby Yogurt Company, Inc., No. 3:13-cv-00296, N.D. Calif.).

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