Results for "slack filled"

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


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


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,


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.)


Containers of Cellucor C4 Pre-Workout Powder

December 5th, 2018

In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Woodbolt Nutrition for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for Cellucor C4 Pre-Workout powders. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the 30-serving container has 66.6% empty space and the 60-serving container has approximately 45% empty space. (Kinder et al v. Woodbolt Distribution, LLC, Case No. 18-cv-2713, S. D.


Pure Protein

November 26th, 2018

In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against United States Nutrition for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for Pure Protein products. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the containers are nearly 40% empty space. (Matic et al v. United States Nutrition Inc., Case No. 18-cv-9592, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of slack-filled


Packaging of Annie’s Homegrown Cereals

November 21st, 2018

November 2018: This action was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-2634, S. D. CA.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively packaging Annie’s Homegrown cereals using ed packaging. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the opaque containers contain approximately 50% empty space. (Jackson et al v. General Mills, Inc.,


Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies

November 21st, 2018

In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Storck USA L.P. for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies. Specifically, the complaint claims that the opaque packages contain more than 40% empty space. (Woods et al v. Storck USA L.P., Case No. 18-cv-2409, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s


Boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers Candy

October 19th, 2018

February 2018: A federal judge granted The Hershey Company’s motion for summary judgment finding that the named plaintiff failed to show that the allegedly deceptive practice caused him injury because he knew how much empty space was in each box of candy and continued to purchase them. 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed


Boxes of Junior Mints®

October 19th, 2018

August 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case concluding that the packaging would not mislead reasonable consumers. To read the full court decision, click here. Later in August, the named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss the case. October 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries for


Packaging of Go-Paks

October 19th, 2018

September 2017: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Case No. 17-15126, 9th Cir.) January 2017: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal order. December 2016: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint finding that the new allegations were not


Gold Emblem® Red Fish Candy

October 19th, 2018

April 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case because the parties reported that they reached a settlement agreement. November 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against CVS for allegedly deceptively using ed plastic bags for Gold Emblem® red fish candy. According to the complaint, the bags of candy are less than half full and have


Fruit Bliss Organic Fruit Products

October 19th, 2018

January 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2017: This case was transferred to a court in New York. (Case No. 17-cv-7488, E. D. NY.) September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Fruit Bliss (and amended in October) for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for


Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Precious Cream

October 19th, 2018

November 2017: A federal judge dismissed this action concluding that the packaging would not mislead reasonable consumers because it states the net weight of the product and has a photo of the jar’s actual size. The dismissal was . August 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Peter Thomas Roth Labs for allegedly using ed


Boxes of Chewy Red Hots Candy

October 19th, 2018

October 2017: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to remand the case to state court. Click here to read the decision. August 2017: Ferrara Candy Co. filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to remand the case to state court. June 2017: A federal judge remanded the case to


Boxes of Swedish Fish

October 19th, 2018

April 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. February 2018: A federal judge dismissed this action finding that: The injunctive relief claims failed because plaintiffs did not have standing, The common law fraud claims failed because plaintiffs did not adequately plead that relying on the allegedly misleading


Boxes of Sixlets

October 19th, 2018

In February 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sweetworks Confections for allegedly deceptively using ed boxes for Sixlets chocolate candies to make consumers believe they are getting more candy than they actually are. Plaintiffs claim that the boxes of candies are approximately 60% empty space. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in May 2018.) (Green


Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips Bags

October 19th, 2018

In January 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Barcel USA for allegedly deceptively packaging Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips in bags that are “mostly filled with air” to make consumers believe they are buying more chips than they actually are. According to the complaint, the bags are 59% empty space. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint



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