Boxes of Raisinets

February 2018: A federal judge denied the company’s motion to dismiss the Hawkins case.

February 2017: Plaintiffs in the Hawkins case filed an amended complaint alleging that boxes of Raisinets are misleadingly 45% empty space.

March 2017: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the claims in this action without prejudice. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed.

January 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestlé for allegedly deceptively underfilling boxes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate Raisinets®. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company uses opaque boxes that have 40% empty space. (Hafer et al v. Nestlé U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 17-cv-34, C. D. CA.)

The same month, another class-action lawsuit filed against Nestlé in 2014 for its deceptive packaging of Raisinets was transferred to federal court. (Hawkins et al v. Nestle U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 17-cv-205, E. D. MO.)

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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.

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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