A judge ruled Barilla must face a class-action lawsuit over its ads.Although called "Italy's No. 1 pasta brand," it's made in Iowa and New York.
The plaintiffs claim Barilla took advantage of their desire to buy Italian pasta.
Federal judge rules that "Italy's No. 1 pasta brand" Barilla must face a class-action lawsuit alleging false or deceptive advertising.
The judge ruled that customers could be misled by the phrase "Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta," court documents show.
Barilla began as an Italian bread and pasta shop but is now headquartered in Illinois. Made in Iowa and New York.
In the original complaint, Matthew Sinatro and Jessica Prost said Barilla pasta's branding was false, misleading, and deceptive.