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Reese’s Marketing of “White” Peanut Butter Cups Class Action

Among the treats made by the Hershey Company are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It sells these in three varieties: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and “white.” This complaint alleges that the company intentionally misleads consumers to think that the “white” variety is made with white chocolate, when that is not the case.   Read more

Package of Reese's "White" Peanut Butter Cups

MegaFoods and Innate Response Vitamin Settlement

FoodState is putting aside over $2 million to settle a class action concerning its MegaFoods and Innate Response Formula vitamin supplement brands. The complaint alleged that the labeling, packaging, and websites for the vitamins were misleading and violated consumer protection laws.  Read more

Dreyer’s and Edy’s “Vanilla” Ice Cream Misrepresentations Class Action

The complaint for this class action quotes an article in the Chicago Tribune when it says, “By some estimates, two-thirds of ‘all ice cream eaten is either vanilla or vanilla with something stirred into it, like chocolate chips.’” But is it really vanilla? The complaint alleges that in the case of Dreyer’s and Edy’s, both  Read more

Container of Edy's Vanilla

Dannon Oikos “Vanilla with Other Natural Flavors” Yogurt Class Action

Have you been a victim of “food fraud”? The complaint for this class action alleges that this offense is growing, and it alleges that Danone North America, LLC is guilty of it in presenting some of its Dannon and Oikos yogurt products as being vanilla flavor.  Read more

Container of Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt Showing the "Vanilla with Other Flavors" Designation

Fred Meyer Alaska Battery Settlement

This resolves a class action against Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. in Alaska alleging that the company violated the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleged the company posted signs falsely claiming that state law required it to collect a “core fee” when it sold new lead acid batteries when customers did not  Read more

General Mills Chocolate-Flavored “Real Cocoa” Cereals Class Action

This class action turns on what is meant by “real cocoa.” The complaint alleges that General Mills Sales, Inc. advertises certain of its cereals as being made with “real cocoa” but actually uses medium alkalized cocoa, a substance that it claims cannot be characterized as “real.”   Read more

Box of Chocolate Cheerios

Henkel Schwartzkopf Styling Gel “No Flakes” Class Action

The complaint for this class action makes a simple allegation: that the makers of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel claim that the product makes “no flakes” when in fact it does. The complaint alleges violations of laws against deceptive and unfair trade practices, false advertising, and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other things.  Read more

Two Tubes of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel

Nellie’s Free Range Eggs Bad Hen Treatment and False Advertising Class Action

In 2014, the complaint for this class action notes, the total value of egg production was ten billion dollars. It’s not unusual that some companies would raise hens in overcrowded and unnatural conditions for a cut of that profit. But this complaint alleges that Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, which purports to treat its hens humanely,  Read more

Two Chickens in Green Grass

Apollo Box Subscription Sales California Class Action

Many companies now sell their products by subscription or continuous service agreements. They offer not only music or news but also clothing and home décor products, and at times consumers are not aware that they have signed up for more than their original purchase. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apollo Box, Inc.  Read more

Apollo Box Moon Light

Walmart Miscalculated Fresh Food “Sale” Prices Florida Class Action

Many food stores discount meat that is close to its expiration date. Walmart stores with food sections claim to do that, too—but the complaint for this class action alleges that they actually charge a higher price than they pretend to. The complaint claims that the company has violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act  Read more

Walmart Shelves of Meat