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Deceptive Misrepresentation

Container of Enlightened Ice Cream

This class action centers on the labeling for Enlightened brand frozen dairy dessert, made by Beyond Better Foods, LLC. The front of the container calls it “The Good-for-You Ice Cream”—but is it entitled to call itself ice cream? Or should other terms be more prominently displayed on the container’s front?

Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink

 Does the Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink contain white chocolate? Should it? Or is the fact that it contains other somewhat similar flavoring ingredients enough? The complaint for this class action says no and argues that the drink is misbranded. 

Bottle of Coffee-mate

This class action sues Nestle for making Coffee-mate coffee creamer and a number of stores for selling it. The issue? The complaint claims that during the class period, Coffee-mate contained an unsafe additive known as partially hydrogenated oil (PHO). 

Two Sizes of Tropicana's "Essential Probiotics" Juice

Does taking probiotics make you healthier? Is juice an appropriate way to take in probiotics? The complaint for this class action says no, taking issue with Tropicana Products, Inc.’s product line of “Essential Probiotics” fruit juices.

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. 

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.

Nestle USA Natural Bliss Creamer

How do we know that the food products we buy are up to certain standards? We rely on independent third parties to do the research that we can’t do individually and certify that the products meet those standards. However, the complaint for this class action claims that the “No GMO Ingredients” certification on Nestle USA, Inc.’s products does not come from a third party but from the company itself, and that its requirements are not as rigorous. 

Herff Jones Class Ring

Pure gold—that is, 24 karat gold—is soft, and therefore usually not suitable for jewelry. To harden gold, it is normally mixed with other metals, and the maker puts an unobtrusive stamp on the jewelry to attest to the proportion of gold, often 10K, 14K, or 18K. The complaint for this class action claims that Heff Jones, LLC stamps its class rings as having a higher proportion of gold than they actually contain.

Monat Haircare Products

Plaintiff Kelley Botallico bought haircare products from Monat Global Corporation in part because the company represented that the products were organic and would not cause damage to the hair or scalp. Unfortunately, the complaint for this California class action says that this proved not to be true and the products in fact caused itching and hair loss. 

Welch's Fruit Snacks Box

Welch’s fruit snacks were the subject of a misrepresentation lawsuit in 2015. The products were reformulated, but the complaint for this class action says that they still misrepresent their contents, leading buyers to think they’re getting healthier, fruit-based snacks when the products may contain very little of the depicted fruit and a lot of sugar. 

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