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Deceptive Labels

Set of Gotham Steel Pots and Pans

This class action is about non-stick pans and other cookware. The complaint alleges that food sticks to the cookware made by E. Mishan and Sons, Inc. that the company describes as “nonstick.”

Carton of Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Tillamook County Creamery Association makes ice cream in approximately fifty-one flavors. The complaint for this class action alleges that many of these products involve ice cream that is said to be vanilla flavor but is not, at least not according to labeling requirements. 

FIve-Gallon Container of Super S 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

The complaint for this class action alleges that specifications for 303 tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) no longer exist, and that current 303 THF products may even be harmful to equipment. Why don’t specifications exist? The original 303 product contained sperm whale oil, which may no longer be used. The defendants are Smitty’s Supply, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company. 

Belmont Vanilla Light Ice Cream Package

This class action is one in a number of recent ones that take issue with ice creams labeled as being “vanilla” flavor, or containing “vanilla” ice cream. Vanilla is the second more expensive flavoring in the world (after saffron), and the complaints allege that companies are finding ways to get around labeling laws. In this case, the complaint alleges that Aldi, Inc. deceptively labels some of its vanilla ice creams in its Belmont and Sundae Shoppe lines.

Package of Trader Joe's All Natural Chicken Breasts

Trader Joe’s is generally considered an upscale place to buy food. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the company sells poultry with “excess retained water,” in violation of federal law. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties, negligent and intentional misrepresentation, fraudulent omissions, and the violations of California consumer protection laws.

Plastic Bottle of Seagram's Ginger Ale

How much real ginger does ginger ale contain? The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to settle a class action questioning its use of the phrase “Made with Real Ginger” on the labels of its Seagram’s ginger ale containers. The complaint alleged that the labeling misled customers about the form of ginger in the drink and its health properties. 

Container of Friendly's Vanilla Ice Cream

Is your favorite vanilla ice cream really flavored with vanilla? This is one of a number of class actions alleging that ice cream companies are fudging on vanilla—not flavoring with real vanilla, but manipulating wording on packaging to suggest that they are. At issue in this case are vanilla ice creams used in a variety of products from Friendly’s Manufacturing and Retail, LLC. 

Bottle of aSquared Nutrition SAM-e

Do you take SAM-e supplements? Unfortunately, the amounts of SAM-e found in a number of brands of SAM-d supplements may not always be as much as the label says—sometimes as little as 12 to 18%. 

RCA RPJ129 Home Theater Projector

Curtis International, Ltd. and Technicolor USA, Inc. licensed the RCA brand name for their digital home theater projectors. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the companies are hiding inferior equipment behind a respected brand name, because, it says, the projectors are not nearly as bright as advertised. 

Woman's Shoulder and Upper Arm Taped Up with Rocktape

RockTape’s tagline is “Go stronger, longer.” The complaint for this class action brings suit against its maker, Tumbleweed, and its owner, Implus Footcare, LLC, claiming that that and other statements about the benefits of RockTape are simply not true.