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Waffle, Flapjack, and Baking Mixes from Kodiak Cakes

January 9th, 2020

In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kodiak Cakes for allegedly misleadingly marketing its waffle, flapjack, and baking mixes. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company misleadingly: Uses ed boxes for its mixes to make consumers think they are getting more product than they actually are; Markets that its mixes are “All-Natural,” “Free of


Vega Protein Powders

November 22nd, 2019

August 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. January 2019: After the plaintiffs learned that Whitewave Services and Danone do not directly manufacture, distribute, or sell the Vega products named in the complaint, the companies were dismissed as defendants. Later in January, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint against Sequel Naturals and Vega US


Boxes of Jujyfruits® Candy

November 21st, 2019

July 2019: The appeal was dismissed for failure to prosecute. (Case No. 18-17269, 9th Cir.) November 2018: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. October 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. June 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved the proposed settlement agreement. A final


Bottles of Gold Peak Tea

October 31st, 2019

In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coca-Cola Company for allegedly deceptively using concaved bottles for its Gold Peak Tea to make consumers think they are getting more of the beverage than they actually are. According to the complaint, the concaved bottom of each bottle takes up more than 6% of the


Bags of Popchips Galaxy Puffs

October 31st, 2019

In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Popchips for allegedly deceptively using ed bags for its Popchips Galaxy Puffs to make consumers think the bags contain more product than they actually do. According to the complaint, the bags are approximately 50% empty space. (Greenstein et al v. Popchips, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-6985, C.


Boxes of Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios

October 17th, 2019

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively using ed cardboard boxes for its breakfast cereals – including Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios – to make consumers believe that they are getting more cereal than they actually are. According to the complaint, the boxes of cereals contain approximately


Packaging of Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike Candy

September 24th, 2019

November 2018: This case was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. February 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Just Born for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike candy. According to the complaint, boxes of Hot Tamales candy have


Boxes of Ronzoni Specialty Pastas

August 29th, 2019

August 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1572, C. D. CA.) July 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Riviana Foods and New World Pasta Company deceptively use ed boxes for Ronzoni® specialty pastas. Plaintiffs claim that the companies make consumers believe they are getting more pasta than they actually


Boxes of Hot Tamales

July 2nd, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Just Born for allegedly deceptively packaging Hot Tamales candies in ed boxes that contain 55% empty space. The following day, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit for undisclosed reasons. (Francisco et al v. Just Born, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-5543, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s


Boxes of Barilla Pasta

June 6th, 2019

July 2019: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. June 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. June 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which Barilla agreed to include a disclaimer and a minimum fill line on packages of specialty pastas


Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit

June 4th, 2019

May 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Barrere et al v. Trader Joe’s Company, Case No. 19-cv-4297, C. D. CA.) April 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly deceptively using slack-filled [link to glossary] boxes for its Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit brand products. Specifically, plaintiffs claim


Cookie Dough Bites, Despicable Me 2 Sour Gummies, and Hello Kitty Treats

April 2nd, 2019

October 2018: A state court judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement providing class members with a $0.25 refund for every product purchased. Class members without proof of purchase may receive a maximum award of $1 per household while class members with proof of purchase may receive a maximum of $12.50 per household. In


Packaging of Pret A Manager Sandwich Wraps

March 6th, 2019

February 2019: The named plaintiff resolved and voluntarily dismissed her individual claims. 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Pret A Manager (USA) Limited for allegedly deceptively using slack-filled packaging for Pret A Manager sandwich wraps. According to the complaint, cardboard prevents consumers from seeing that the middle of the wrap’s packaging is empty space,


Nutella & Go!

February 26th, 2019

February 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-622, N. D. CA.) December 2018: A class-action complaint was filed against Ferrero USA for allegedly deceptively packaging Nutella & Go! containers of nutella and breadsticks or pretzels to make consumers believe they are getting more product than they actually are. The complaint claims


StarKist Tuna

December 12th, 2018

October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s approval of the settlement. October and November 2016: The class representative and several objectors filed Notices of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. Click on the links below to see some of them. Ference Notice of Appeal (Case No. 16-16992, 9th Cir.)



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