November 12th, 2020
August 2020: Plaintiffs filed a motion to transfer this case back to state court. July 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Maisel et al v. Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, Case No. 20-cv-5204, N.D. Cal.) May 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries for allegedly deceptively using ed
June 25th, 2018
June 2018: A federal judge dismissed this action because the parties reached a confidential settlement agreement. February 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Storck USA for allegedly deceptively marketing Werther’s Original Sugar Free Chew Caramels. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that the non-transparent bags of candy are approximately 60% empty space and that the label
April 27th, 2018
Plaintiffs in a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against Tootsie Roll Industries in February 2017 moved to certify the class. The complaint alleges that the company deceptively uses ed opaque packaging for Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies® candies that has 45% empty space. The lawsuit was transferred to federal court in April 2017. (Gordon et
December 14th, 2017
Multiple lawsuits filed against Whole Foods claiming that the company falsely labels its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt as containing 2 grams of sugar per serving when, according to the complaints, it actually contains at least 11 grams of sugar per serving were transferred to one court in Texas so the related claims can
October 30th, 2017
October 2017: A federal judge dismissed this action finding that state law claims were preempted by federal law and the complaint failed to state a claim. Plaintiffs have until November 10, 2017 to file an amended complaint. June 2017: A Consolidated Class Action Complaint was filed making similar allegations. May 2017: These cases were consolidated
July 27th, 2017
In July 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coca-Cola Company for, among other things, allegedly misleading consumers about the characteristics of sugar-sweetened beverages by obscuring the link between beverages and diseases (including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease) and deceptively focusing on inactivity as the cause of these conditions. (Lamar et al v. The
November 21st, 2016
In September 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s decision to dismiss a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Fresh, Inc. The complaint, which was originally filed in March 2013, alleged, among other things, that the net weight listed on the product packaging of Sugar (a lip treatment) is misleading because the
August 2nd, 2016
December 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hershey for allegedly misleadingly using ed packaging for Ice Breakers® Ice Cubes Sugar-free Gum to make consumers believe they are buying more than they actually are. According to the complaint, the
August 2nd, 2016
September 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc. for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for Mentos® Sugar-Free Chewing Gum to make consumers believe that they are buying more gum than they actually are.
May 20th, 2016
Tallying up added sugars wasn’t easy.
January 12th, 2015
We wanted to know what foods we were never supposed to eat. So we clicked.
April 1st, 2013
Sugar wars: Who has the right to call an ingredient sugar?
December 2nd, 2020
In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kerry Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Oregon Chai brand Chai Tea Latte as “slightly sweet” to make consumers believe the beverage is low in sugar when, according to the complaint, the beverage is not low in sugar, which is the second most predominant ingredient in the
November 18th, 2020
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Stop & Shop supermarkets for allegedly misleadingly representing that honey is the primary sweetener in its store brand graham crackers when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list reveals that the crackers contain more sugar than honey. Plaintiffs also claim that the marketing represents that whole grain
November 13th, 2020
July 2020: This case was transferred from one court in New York to another court in New York. (Case No. 20-cv-5235, S.D.N.Y.) February 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coca-Cola Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Gold Peak Slightly Sweet Teas are “sweetened with 50% less sugar than our sweet tea” to make
November 13th, 2020
February 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against PepsiCo and The Quaker Oats Company for allegedly falsely advertising that Quaker Oats products – including Quaker Dinosaur Eggs – Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Steel Cut Oats, Quaker Simply Granola
October 21st, 2020
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Healthy Beverage Company for allegedly falsely marketing Steaz Organic Lightly Sweetened Iced Green Tea as “Lightly Sweetened” to make consumers think the beverage is low in sugar when, according to plaintiffs, the beverage contains 20 grams of added sugar. (Pierre et al v. The Healthy
October 21st, 2020
At the intersection of wine and wellness.
October 14th, 2020
In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Grand Brands for allegedly misleadingly advertising that several flavors of True Lemon drink mixes – including Original Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Lime Black Cherry – are made with real fruit and are “Naturally Flavored” when, according to plaintiffs, the drink mixes contain synthetic ingredients
September 23rd, 2020
In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ITO EN (North America) Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Teas’ Tea Organic Pomegranate Blueberry Green Tea as “Slightly Sweet” when, according to the complaint, sugar is the second most predominant ingredient in the tea. (Nelson et al v. ITO EN (North America) Inc., Case No.