March 2014: Each of the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissals have not been disclosed. Click on the links below to see each filing.
January 2014: These three cases were consolidated. (13-cv-4887, D. NJ.)
December 2013: The Powers case was transferred to a New Jersey court where two similar cases are pending. (Powers v. Campbell Soup Co. and American Heart Assoc., Case No. 13-cv-7663, D. NJ)
November 2013: Another similar lawsuit was filed against Campbell Soup Company and the American Heart Association (AHA) in an Indiana court. (Powers et al v. Campbell Soup Company and American Heart Association, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-00394, N. D. IN.).
August 2013: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Campbell Soup Company and the American Heart Association (AHA) for deceptive advertising. With respect to the AHA, the plaintiffs allege that the Association represents that the “Heart-Check Mark” certified products meet certain dietary and nutritional standards when, according to the complaint, companies can buy the certification for products that do not meet those standards. With respect to Campbell’s, the plaintiffs allege that the company advertises its AHA-certified products contain “lower sodium” and “a healthy level of sodium” when, according to the complaint, the amount of sodium in these products exceeds the AHA’s and FDA’s low-sodium standards. Click on the links below to read each compliant.
For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Campbell Soup Company and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.
For more of TINA.org’s coverage of the Heart-Check Mark, click here.