Scooby-Doo, Star Wars and Other Character Fruit Snacks

2020: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement agreement.

2018: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-395, S.D. Cal.)

2017: A false advertising lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly labeling fruit snacks that are in the shape of movie and television characters – including Scooby-Doo, Despicable Me, Star Wars, Dora The Explorer, Hello Kitty, DC Superhero Girls, SpongeBob, Trolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thomas and Friends, – as being “naturally flavored” and containing “no artificial flavors” when, according to plaintiffs, the fruit snacks contain malic acid, a synthetic flavoring chemical. (Hilsley et al v. General Mills, Inc. et al, Case No. 18-cv-395, S.D. Cal.)

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