NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a candy company alleging that it falsely advertises the total content of a certain brand of its chocolates.
Christopher Huppert filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against The Hershey Co. alleging violation of New York general business laws.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant falsely advertises the amount of candy in its Classic Bag of Hershey's Kisses. He alleges that although the bags appear to be of a similar size, some flavors only contain 11 ounces or less but are sold at the same price as a 12 ounce Classic Bag of Milk Chocolate Kisses.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award damages to plaintiff, enjoin the defendant, treble damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Jeffrey I. Carton and Robert J. Berg of Denlea & Carton LLP in White Plains, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 7:16-cv-07338-CS