How Food Label Class Actions Fare In Calif. Vs. NY

Law360 (November 13, 2019, 5:12 PM EST) -- California has long been a hotbed for food litigation. Last year, nearly 49% of all food and beverage class actions nationwide were filed in or removed to federal courts in California.[1] But in 2013 that figure was closer to 60%. Why the reduction?

One answer is the rise of food cases in New York, which may soon rival California for the "food court" title.[2] New York now hosts 22% of food class actions and has experienced a 33% increase in such filings from 2017 to 2018 alone. So why have plaintiffs lawyers shifted to New York?

Perhaps plaintiffs lawyers are concerned...

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