Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 1:22pm


SAN FRANCISCO – Three consumers have filed a class-action suit against a Texas company alleging it falsely advertises its aloe vera gel.

La Tanya James, Alexandra Groffsky and Emma Groffsky filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 3, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Fruit of the Earth Inc. alleging that the Texas corporation made false representation regarding one of the ingredients of its product.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages as the result of being misled into buying the defendant's product, Earth Aloe 100% gel, which they claim does not contain any aloe vera. The plaintiffs hold Fruit of the Earth Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely advertised its products as containing 100 percent aloe vera.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award actual damages, restitution and/or disgorgement to the plaintiffs, enjoin the defendant, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Michael F. Ram of Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski in San Francisco; Jonathan N. Shub of Kohn, Swift & Graf PC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Nick Suciu III of Barbat, Mansour & Suciu PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Jason Thompson and Lance Young of Sommers Schwartz PC in Southfield, Michigan.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03014-MEJ

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