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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Johnson v. General Mills, Inc.
Citation:275 F.R.D. 282 (C.D. Cal. 2011)
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Johnson (Plaintiff) was the representative of a class action lawsuit filed against General Mills (Defendant). Plaintiffs alleged that General Mills falsely represented that YoPlus yogurt products promoted digestive health. They alleged that General Mills communicated these misrepresentations through product packaging and other forms of marketing, which violated various California consumer laws. Johnson filed a motion for class certification of his claims, which is now before the court.
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