Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Decertifies Nationwide Competition Law Class Action Against Juicemaker

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge on March 25 decertified a nationwide class of consumers in litigation challenging the marketing of pomegranate juice products under California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other statutes, finding that the consumers failed to show that common issues of fact regarding damages predominate over individualized questions and that there is no way to reliably determine who is a class member (In re: POM Wonderful LLC Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2199, No. 10-02199, C.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40415).

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