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Suit says Chobani Greek Yogurt isn’t made in Greece and has more sugar than an ice cream bar

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

A deceptive-practices lawsuit (PDF) filed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court says Chobani Greek Yogurt is deceptively marketed as a healthy product, though it typically contains more sugar than a Nestle fudge ice cream bar.

The yogurt lists “evaporated cane juice” as an ingredient, the suit says, even though the juice derivative “is nothing more than sugar dressed up to sound like a healthier sweetener.” The product also displays “0%” on the top and front of its product packaging, without providing any context as to what “0%” means, the suit alleges. Read the rest of this entry »

Murder defendant’s lawyer asks judge to stop mom from posting about her daughter’s death on Facebook

A lawyer for a murder defendant in South Carolina is asking a judge to order the victim’s mother and other family members to stop posting about the teen’s death on Facebook.

Lawyer Charles Grose represents Michael Beaty Jr., 30, who is accused of strangling 19-year-old Emily Asbill at a June party in Clinton, South Carolina. Last month Grose asked Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. to extend a gag order covering the lawyers to the victim’s mother and other family members, report the Associated Press and the Clinton Chronicle.

Grose said comments by Asbill’s mother, Emily Joy, at a rally in Greenwood and on Facebook could prevent his client from getting a fair trial. His motion includes links to Facebook posts with pictures of Asbill, requests for prayers, and links to stories about domestic violence, AP says. The Greenwood rally was titled “No More Lies & Bruises.” Read the rest of this entry »

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