SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing a Hostess, alleging it misrepresents a certain product.
Elizabeth J. VanCleave of Shasta, California, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 23 in
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
against Hostess Brands LLC and Does 1-5, alleging fraudulent inducement, breach of express warranty, and violations of California's business and civil codes.
The suit states Hostess mislabels and falsely advertises its Hostess Donettes maple glazed mini doughnuts because the product allegedly does not contain any maple.
VanCleave and others in the class seek a jury trial, actual damages, restitution and disgorgement, injunctive and declaratory relief, interest, and attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys David C. Parisi and Suzanne Havens Beckman of Parisi & Havens in Santa Monica, California, Yitzchak H. Lieberman of Parasmo Lieberman Law in Los Angeles, David Pastor of Pastor Law Office in Boston, and by Preston W. Leonard of Leonard Law Office in Boston.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 1:16-CV-0277-NJV