LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Three consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against General Mills, Inc., alleging fraudulent business practices.
James Carroll Scott, Nesha Ritchie and Gabriel Adkins filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 3, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against General Mills, Inc., alleging that the consumer product manufacturer violated the unfair competition and false advertising laws.
The plaintiffs allegedly purchased a box of 12 Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bars that are labeled as made with 100 percent natural whole grain oats. They were allegedly caused to suffer damages for paying a premium price for the products that are not intended to be natural.
The plaintiffs holds General Mills, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly deceptively advertised and sold various consumer products as made with 100 percent natural whole grain oats that are tainted by the presence of the unnatural biocide and chemical glyphosate, a potent synthetic herbicide.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek certification for this case to proceed as class action and appointing plaintiffs and their counsel as representatives, injunctive relief and such other and further relief as the court may deem just.
They are represented by Stephen R. Basser and Samuel M. Ward of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine in San Diego, John Emerson of Emerson Scott LLP in Houston, David Scott of Emerson Scott LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Christopher D. Jennings of Johnson & Vines PLLC in Little Rock.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-02090