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Sugar Companies Try to Cane Corn Association

Insight February 09, 2012

This past September I wrote about a lawsuit pitting sugar against corn.  Initially, two sugar manufacturers sued the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) and six high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) manufacturers for false advertising under the Lanham Act, as well as for being in violation of California Business and Professions Code Section 17200 as a result of their corn sugar “re-branding” campaign.  At the time I first wrote about it, the court had just heard motions to dismiss the First Amended Complaint.  Soon thereafter, eight more plaintiffs joined.  I wrote about the case again in mid-November, by which time the court had dismissed the HFCS manufacturers from the case and also had stricken the California state law claim, while allowing the federal false advertising case to continue against CRA.  On November 21, 2011 ten plaintiffs filed their second amended complaint against six defendants:

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