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Deceptive Misrepresentation

Container of Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt Showing the "Vanilla with Other Flavors" Designation

Have you been a victim of “food fraud”? The complaint for this class action alleges that this offense is growing, and it alleges that Danone North America, LLC is guilty of it in presenting some of its Dannon and Oikos yogurt products as being vanilla flavor.

Fred Meyer Store in Alaska

This resolves a class action against Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. in Alaska alleging that the company violated the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleged the company posted signs falsely claiming that state law required it to collect a “core fee” when it sold new lead acid batteries when customers did not bring the old battery in for recycling. 

Box of Chocolate Cheerios

This class action turns on what is meant by “real cocoa.” The complaint alleges that General Mills Sales, Inc. advertises certain of its cereals as being made with “real cocoa” but actually uses medium alkalized cocoa, a substance that it claims cannot be characterized as “real.” 

Two Tubes of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel

The complaint for this class action makes a simple allegation: that the makers of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel claim that the product makes “no flakes” when in fact it does. The complaint alleges violations of laws against deceptive and unfair trade practices, false advertising, and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other things.

Two Chickens in Green Grass

In 2014, the complaint for this class action notes, the total value of egg production was ten billion dollars. It’s not unusual that some companies would raise hens in overcrowded and unnatural conditions for a cut of that profit. But this complaint alleges that Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, which purports to treat its hens humanely, is also guilty of chicken abuse. The complaint alleges that Nellie’s marketing is thus false and misleading, and that it amounts to breaches of warranty and fraud.

Apollo Box Moon Light

Many companies now sell their products by subscription or continuous service agreements. They offer not only music or news but also clothing and home décor products, and at times consumers are not aware that they have signed up for more than their original purchase. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apollo Box, Inc. violated California laws on the automatic renewal of subscriptions or continuous service agreements.

Walmart Shelves of Meat

Many food stores discount meat that is close to its expiration date. Walmart stores with food sections claim to do that, too—but the complaint for this class action alleges that they actually charge a higher price than they pretend to. The complaint claims that the company has violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and unjustly enriched itself. 

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).