Boxes of Junior Mints and Sugar Babies

March 2021: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint.

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 slack-filled boxes for Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies® that are half empty. (Maisel et al v. Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, Case RG20062689, California State Court – Alameda)

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You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.

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