CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing Quaker Oats, alleging it misbrands certain of its products.
Courtney Drey, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 13 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against The Quaker Oats Company, alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and consumer protection statutes in every state, common law fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and violation of the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
The lawsuit states Quaker Oats represents that certain of its instant oatmeal products contain maple syrup and/or maple sugar.
However, the suit alleges, these products do not actually contain maple syrup and/or maple sugar.
Drey and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunctive relief, actual and punitive damages, plus 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 Case number 1:16-CV-04293