CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a retailer over claims its aloe products do not contain "true" aloe vera.
Thera Lambert and Amy Connor filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Dollar General Corp. alleging breach of express warranty and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from being misled into purchasing the falsely advertised DG Body Soothing Aloe Gel. The plaintiffs holds Dollar General Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly advertises its product to contain aloe barbadensis leaf extract but the suit states the products contain no true aloe vera at all.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek actual damages, statutory damages, restitution, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Brian J. Wanca and Jeffrey A. Berman of Anderson + Wanca in Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Nick Suciu III of Barbat, Mansour & Suciu PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Jonathan N. Shub of Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv-11319