SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A California consumer is suing Campbell's, alleging it misleadingly labels and advertises a certain soup.
Harold Brower of Escondido, California, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 25 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Campbell Soup Company, alleging breach of implied and express warranties and violations of California business and civil codes.
The suit alleges Campbell labels and advertises its Healthy Request chunky grilled chicken & sausage gumbo soup as healthy, when it contains artificial trans fat in the form of partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Trans fat, the complaint states, detriments health, increasing an individual's risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Brower and others in the class seek a jury trial, restitution and disgorgement, actual and statutory damages, declaratory relief, interests, attorney fees and other costs. They are represented by attorneys Paul K. Joseph of The Law Office of Paul K. Joseph PC in San Diego, and Jack Fitzgerald, Trevor M. Flynn and Melanie Persinger PC of The Law Office of Jack Fitzgerald in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-CV-01005-BEN-JLB