BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Several residents of New York and Washington are suing food manufacturers and sellers over claims they misrepresented nutritional information of certain products.
Steven Saphirstein, Yocheved Carlbach, Cindy Levy and Judy Kahn, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 21 in the Eastern District of New York against Mauzone Mania, Palace Foods, ABC Corp. 1-10, and John Does 1-10, alleging violations of New York's General Business Law and other consumer protection laws, fraud/intentional misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and fraudulent concealment/nondisclosure.
The defendants manufacture, distribute, market, and/or sell Mauzone Mania products, including the Fiber Biscotti, Fiber Breadsticks, Fiber Flatbreads and Fiber Fruit Tarts. The suit states the defendants represented that these products were high in fiber, low in sugar, low in net carbohydrates, low in fat and low in calories.
However, the suit states independent lab tests revealed these representations about the products' nutritional information were false. Specifically, these products allegedly had less fiber, more sugar, more net carbohydrates, more fat and more calories than represented.
The plaintiffs and others in the class seek disgorgement, injunctive relief, treble and punitive damages and attorney fees, together to exceed $5 million. They are represented by attorney Barry J. Gainey of Gainey McKenna & Egleston in Paramus, New Jersey.
Eastern District of New York Case number 1:15-CV-07264-ERK-MDG