The Packaging of Slim Jim® Products

September 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed.

April 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Foods for allegedly deceptively packaging Slim Jim® products. The complaint alleges that the company deceptively uses slack-filled packaging in order to make consumers believe they are purchasing more product than they actually are (i.e., the box is 5 ¼ inches high, 2 ½ inches long, and 5/8 inches wide and contains 4 Slim Jim® sticks that are 3 5/8 inches long and 3/8 inches in diameter). In addition, the complaint alleges that the Slim Jim® packaging represents that the “actual size” of the meat stick is 3 7/8 inches tall and 5/8 inches wide when the stick is really 3 5/8 inches tall and 3/8 inches in diameter. (Lam et al v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-2334, E. D. NY.)

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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot 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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