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Butter Or Not? Class-Action Cookie Suit Hinges On Question

"The Western District of New York has dismissed a proposed class action suit against Mondelez International, Inc. over its Lorna Doone shortbread cookies," notes Food Business News. At issue was the term "shortbread," which the suit alleged  was misleading since "the plaintiff 'believed and expected'" the term shortbread meant there was butter in the ingredients -- when there wasn't. "The court asserted the plaintiff still failed to make a compelling case that the average consumer believes shortbread cookies necessarily contain butter."

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