BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Ebro North America and New World Pasta Co. Inc., manufacturer, citing alleged false advertising, misleading labeling and omissions, misrepresentations, and failure to warn.
Jason Scholder filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Oct. 28, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the defendants alleging that they obtained profit through unfair or deceptive trade or commerce.
According to the complaint, Jason Scholder and class members were enticed to purchase the defendant's products, marketed as all natural, 100 percent whole grain/wheat and made from a single ingredient.
However, the plaintiff claims the defendant's pasta products actually contain glyphosate, an artificial pesticide that has been declared a probable human carcinogen. The plaintiff holds Ebro North America and New World Pasta Co. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose that their products contain glyphosate, and failed to warn consumers of the dangers of ingesting a synthetic ingredient.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, to certify the case as a class action, appoint class representative/counsel, account profit, restitution or disgorgement, damages, attorneys fees, interest, injunctive relief and further relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by Michael J. Gabrielli of Gabrielli Levitt LLP in Bronx, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Case number 16-cv-06002