State To Recieve Piece of Dannon Settlement 

The makers of Activia yogurt have settled up with Maine and 38 other states in a lawsuit that accused the company of making unsubstantiated claims about the product’s benefits.Nationwide, Dannon agreed to pay states $21 million. Maine stands to receive $425,000 of it.Dannon ads claimed Activia yogurt helps relieve irregularity and that Danactive dairy drink helps people avoid catching colds and flus. The Federal Trade Commission says there is not enough evidence to back those claims.Dannon denies any wrongdoing and says it settled to avoid further litigation and expense.