Ghirardelli® White Chocolate Products

July 2016: After a federal judge granted the plaintiff’s attorney’s motion to withdraw, the case was dismissed with prejudice because the named plaintiff did not provide the Court with contact information for his new attorney or tell the Court that he was going to represent himself.

June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ghirardelli Chocolate Company for allegedly deceptively marketing white chocolate products, including Ghirardelli® Chocolate Premium Baking Chips – Classic White, Ghirardelli® Chocolate White Chocolate Flavored Confectionary Coating Wafers, and Ghirardelli® Chocolate Sweet Ground White Chocolate Flavor, as containing chocolate when they actually do not contain any chocolate, white chocolate, or cocoa derivatives, and are in fact “artificial” or “imitation” products. (Vega-Encarnacion et al v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Case No. 15-cv-1821, D. P.R.)

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