New York Federal Judge Denies Egg Producer’s Motion to Dismiss in Lawsuit Challenging “Free Range” Claims

A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss filed by the producer of Nellie’s Free-Range Eggs in a lawsuit alleging the company deceived consumers by falsely advertising its eggs as “free-range” when they actually were sourced from hens housed in overcrowded sheds with severely limited access to the outdoors only part of the year.