Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Antioxidant Claims Against Hershey Under UCL Survive Summary Judgment

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Antioxidant Claims Against Hershey Under UCL Survive Summary Judgment

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge on May 5 denied summary judgment to The Hershey Co. on a consumer's class claim that Hershey's use of the term antioxidant on its product labels violates the California unfair competition law (UCL) and other laws after finding that the consumer alleges that he read and relied on the antioxidant labels when buying Hershey products (Leon Khasin v. The Hershey Company, No. 12-1862, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62070).

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