Stephen R. Freeland's
article, "The Return Of Evaporated Cane Juice Class Action Claims,"
was published by Law360
on September 16, 2016. The article discusses a recent decision in Swearingen v. Santa Cruz Natural Inc.
The class action complaint in Swearingen
alleges that labels on soda products sold by Santa Cruz claiming that the soda contained "evaporated cane juice" were misleading. This decision, issued after the FDA published its final guidance on the use of the term, may signal the revival of these types of cases.