Koller v. Deoleo USA

Case # 14-cv-02400
Case Name Koller v. Deoleo USA
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Plaintiffs allege deceptive labeling practices by Deoleo (formerly Med Foods), a major importer and retailer of olive oil.  Plaintiffs allege that the oils were labeled "Imported from Italy", despite containing significant amounts of olives that were grown and pressed in other countries.  Plaintiffs also allege that the products were labeled "extra virgin olive oil", despite the fact that the Defendant's packaging ensured that the oil would degrade beyond the accepted standard for extra virgin olive oil by the point of sale.

Final Approval Date 08/29/2018
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. Both objections were overruled and found to be not "well taken" (Final Approval Order at 20)
  3. Objectors Ference and Cochran appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Appeals are ongoing.
Dismissal of Last Appeal ongoing
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Second Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Justin Ference

Objectors Justin Ference
Signers Justin Ference
Caroline Tucker
Attorneys Caroline Tucker
Summary
  1. Cy pres provisions are improper.
  2. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.
  3. Settlement shows signs of collusion between plaintiffs and defendants.
  4. Settlement process is overly burdensome.
Attachments Objection of Justin Ference.pdf
Tucker Appearance for Objector Ference.pdf
Appeal of Objector Ference.pdf
Ference Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Wanda J. Cochran

Objectors Wanda J. Cochran
Signers Wanda J. Cochran
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Wanda J. Cochran.pdf
Appeal of Objector Cochran.pdf
Cochran Appeal Docket.pdf
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