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Deceptive Advertising

Container of Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes

Butter is once again popular, driven by the desire for natural foods and the idea that fats are not as bad for you as they once seemed. BEF Foods, Inc. advertises its Bob Evans mashed potatoes as being “Made with Real Milk & Butter” on the front of the packaging, but the complaint for this class action claims that butter is only a component of something the ingredient panel calls a “butter blend.”

Larabar Apple Pie Bar and Packaging

Consumers how prefer foods with fewer, and purer, ingredients, so companies sometimes may be less than frank about what goes into their products. The complaint for this class action claims that Small Planet Foods, Inc. does not disclose all the contents of its Larabars that are made with dates and makes false claims about the amount of fruit in the bars. 

Can of Bang Energy Drink

Do you drink Bang energy drinks? Is Bang truly “the healthiest energy drink” as its maker, VPX, claims? According to a lawsuit filed by Monster Energy Company, it’s just a lot of hype, meant to deceive consumers. The lawsuit claims damages to Monster, but it offers nothing to consumers who have been paying $2 and up per can. We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed. 

Package of Champion's Orijen Six Fish Dog Food

If you love your pet as a member of your family, the last thing you want is to feed it something that’s harmful for it. The complaint for this class action alleges that Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. has allowed heavy metals and toxins in its dog food.

Premier Protein Shake, Bananas & Cream Flavor

Premier Nutrition Corporation is putting up $9 million to settle a class action alleging that it made false and misleading statements about its Protein Ready-to-Drink Shake products. The complaint claimed that the shakes do not contain as much protein as their product labeling says.

Dish Prepared by WokChow

A number of services offer to deliver to consumers orders they place at area restaurants for a surcharge. The complaint alleges that one of these, DoorDash, Inc., falsely gives the impression that they are approved by or affiliated with WokChow Development, LLC and its WokChow Fire Seared Asian restaurant, causing damages to the restaurant. The complaint claims tortious interference with prospective business relations, unjust enrichment, and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

The Switch Seal: "100% of what you want, 0% of what you don't"

Apple & Eve’s line of Switch Sparkling drinks are marketed as having “No Preservatives” and “No Sugar Added.” The complaint claims that these claims are deceptive and misleading, because the drinks do contain preservatives and because the “No Sugar Added” claims is falsely intended to give the impression that the drinks are low-calorie.

Starbucks Sour Gummies

This complaint claims that Starbucks Corporation sells gummy candies that are presented as naturally-flavored, when in reality they contain the synthetic ingredient fumaric acid.

Nibco Logo

NIBCO, Inc. makes PEX tubing and fittings that it claims should serve for ten to twenty-five years. But the complaint for this class action alleges that they fail much sooner than that, due to defects in the products. 

Three Jars of Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce

The complaint for this class action alleges that Barilla America, Inc. advertises its pasta sauces with the words, “No Preservatives.” But it says that that claim is false, because the sauces contain citric acid, a preservative.