August 2017: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to two of the named plaintiffs (Cortina and Perez) and When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. as to the third named plaintiff (Park) and the putative class members.

July 2017: The parties notified the Court that they reached a settlement agreement resolving this matter. The terms have not been disclosed.

July 2014: A Consolidated Complaint adding two more named plaintiffs was filed.

January 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Goya Foods, Inc. alleging that the company fails to inform consumers that its Malta Goya beverages contain dangerous levels of the carcinogen 4-MeI and expose consumers to health risks. (Cortina et al v. Goya Foods, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-00169, S. D. CA.).


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