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Federal judge grates Parmesan cheese class actions, pans deceptive marketing claims

By Scott Holland | Aug 25, 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has shredded, for now, a block of class action lawsuits that piled up last year against Kraft, Walmart, Target, the parent company of Jewel Food Stores and others over the contents of their grated Parmesan cheese, saying he did not believe the plaintiffs could prevail in asserting the containers of “100 percent” cheese were deceptively marketed.

Say cheese: Class actions begin to pile up vs Kraft, Walmart over Parmesan cheese contents

By Dana Herra | Mar 1, 2016

Class action lawsuits against Kraft Heinz and Walmart have begun to accumulate in the aftermath of a February news investigation turned up evidence of wood-based fillers in the companies’ grated Parmesan cheese products.

African-American woman's discriminatory auto lending claim vs Santander cleared to proceed in federal court

By Scott Holland | Feb 25, 2016

A Chicago woman will be allowed to pursue a racial discrimination claim against the finance company that handled her car loan, though the company was successful in having other parts of the complaint dismissed.

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