Don Lee Farms vs Beyond Meat protein claims case dismissed, three related suits from different plaintiffs still moving through courts

By Elaine Watson

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Six days after settling their lengthy legal dispute over the early termination of a supply contact, Don Lee Farms and Beyond Meat have resolved their differences over a separate lawsuit* in which Don Lee accused Beyond Meat of over-stating the protein content in its plant-based meats, with court documents showing the suit has been dismissed with prejudice.

Three related proposed consumer class action complaints** filed by other plaintiffs accusing Beyond Meat of over-stating the percentage daily value (%DV) of protein on multiple products, however, are still moving through the courts.

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*The case is Don Lee Farms vs Beyond Meat Inc and Ethan Brown. 2:2 2-cv-03751 filed June 2, 2022, in the US district court, central district of California.

**The other cases are: Garcia et al v. Beyond Meat. 4:22-cv-00297 filed Sept 9, 2022; Miller v. Beyond Meat, Inc. 1:22-cv-06336 filed July 26, 2022; Roberts et al. v Beyond Meat. 1:22-cv-02861 filed May 31, 2022

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