Court Affirms Dismissal Of Trans Fat, 'Original,' 'Classic' Advertising Claims

LOS ANGELES - A manufacturer's representation that ice cream products contain zero trans fats complies with federal labeling law, preempting California unfair competition law (UCL) claims, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held April 5 while also finding that the use of the terms "original" and "classic" were not deceptive (Mirko Carrea, et al. v. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc., No. 11-15263, 9th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6851).

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