LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California man is suing Hershey, alleging fraud and unfair competition.
David Greenstein filed a complaint Dec. 21 in Los Angeles County Superior Court against The Hershey Company and Does 1-5,
alleging they packed their products with 50 percent non-functional slack fill.
According to the complaint, in August, Greenstein purchased Jolly Rancher candies that contained in excess of 50 percent non-functional slack fill. The plaintiff alleges the defendants packaged their product in such a way that consumers could not tell that the bag has at least 50 percent none-functional slack fill.
Greenstein seeks trial by jury, to enjoin the defendant, injunctive relief, actual damages, restitution, court costs and all further relief the court grants. He is representing himself.
The defendant removed the case to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Feb. 13.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-01152-GW-JPR