Court panel upholds dismissal of class-action complaint against Johnson & Johnson accusing company of deceptive labeling of butter, margarine substitutes under New Jersey law

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

May 17, 2013 – U.S. Court of Appeals

May 17, 2013 (press release) – A panel of three U.S. federal appeals judges recently upheld the dismissal of a class-action complaint against Johnson & Johnson that accused the company of deceptive labeling of butter and margarine substitutes under New Jersey law. In its ruling, the panel said the plaintiff's "theories of liability are expressly preempted" by federal law, namely the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.

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