In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litigation

Case # 10-cv-00502
Case Name In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litigation
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Defendant markets numerous food products as "heart healthy."  Plaintiffs allege that these products contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which are a source of artificial trans fats.  Artificial trans fats are known contributors to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.  Plaintiffs argue that it is improper for products containing artificial trans fats to be marketed as "healthy."

Final Approval Date 07/29/2014
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were overruled.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Consolidated Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Defendants' Response to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Amy X. Yang

Objectors Amy X. Yang
Signers Amy X. Yang
Attorneys Adam E. Schulman
Summary
  1. Class should not be certified because monetary claims predominate.
  2. Injunctive relief is overvalued.
  3. "Clear sailing" and "kicker" clauses are signs of self-dealing.
  4. Class representative incentive awards are excessive.
  5. Release is overbroad.

NOTE:  Adam E. Schulman did not file an appearance in this case but noted his "assistance" in a declaration in Berni v. Barilla.

Attachments Objection of Amy X. Yang.pdf
Declaration in Support of Yang Objection.pdf
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