NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a men's products business, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
Russell Hughes filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, April 6 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Weleda, Inc. alleging it falsely used the term "certified natural" and "natural" on its products to deceive consumers into buying.
According to the complaint, Hughes was misled into buying shower gel and toothpaste products and paying a premium for it due to its claims as being "natural." The plaintiff alleges Weleda used the term "natural" in its products despite containing synthetic ingredients.
Hughes seeks trial by jury, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against the defendant, monetary damages, treble damages, punitive damages, legal costs and expenses and all other just relief. He is represented by attorneys Jason P. Sultzer, Joseph Lipari and Adam Gonnelli of the Sultzer Law Group PC in Poughkeepsie, New York, and by Jeffrey Brown of Leeds Brown Law PC in Carle Place, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 7:17-cv-02494-CS