Nestle Dismissed From Class Action Lawsuit Against Gerber

Feb 11, 2016, 10:47 ET from Bailey & Glasser LLP

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA, Inc., has been dismissed from a class action lawsuit brought against Gerber for misleading consumers.

The lawsuit, filed last year by three prominent consumer advocacy firms, The Stanley Law Group, Bailey & Glasser LLP, and David F. Sugerman, alleges that the packaging for Gerber Graduates Puffs is misleading, implying that the toddler treats are made from healthy fruits and vegetables rather than the flour and sugar that they mostly consist of.

The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco. A jury trial has been demanded. Plaintiffs requested Nestle USA's dismissal as a defendant. Judge Curtis Karnow granted the request. Gerber remains a defendant in the ongoing case.

Stanley Law Group earned its reputation as a preeminent law firm by offering first-rate legal representation and sophisticated counsel to clients nationwide. Since first opening its doors, its lawyers have provided incomparable levels of personal attention and expertise at all stages of litigation, from initial consultation through trial. The firm's practice areas include complex class action litigation and consumer protection litigation. The firm's attorneys come from unique and diverse backgrounds, combining considerable talents, experience and integrity to provide an unparalleled level of passion and commitment. The lead counsel on this case, Stephen Gardner, recently joined the firm after a decade as Litigation Direction for the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Founded by Ben Bailey and Brian Glasser in 1999 in Charleston, West Virginia, Bailey & Glasser LLP has grown to include nearly 50 lawyers, with offices in nine states and the District of Columbia. The firm's complex litigation practice focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation; class actions for consumers, insureds, investors, and retirement plan participants; catastrophic injury and defective product cases; antitrust; and whistleblower lawsuits. The firm has extensive experience in product liability law, and its lawyers routinely handle legal matters for injured individuals and consumers economically harmed by defective products.

David F. Sugerman handles class action and injury cases for Oregon consumers. David has extensive trial and appellate experience with disputes involving dangerous products, injuries, class actions, consumer fraud, and toxic exposures.

Stephen Gardner
Stanley Law Group

John Roddy & Elizabeth Ryan
Bailey & Glasser LLP

David Sugerman


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