CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois resident is suing a food company, alleging it misrepresents some of its cheese products.
Yvonne Averhart, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 4 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against SuperValu Inc., alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, breach of express and implied warranties, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and unjust enrichment.
The suit alleges SuperValu represents that its grated Parmesan cheese product is composed of 100 percent cheese. However, the complaint states, the product consists of a mixture of cheese and non-cheese filler substance derived from wood chips.
Averhart and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunction, actual and punitive damages, disgorgement, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys James P. Batson and Christopher V. Langone of Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division Case number 1:16-CV-03987