LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing Dole Foods, alleging breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
Alfredo Ramirez of Orange County filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Dole Packaged Foods LLC, and Does 1 through 25, alleging they made false claims regarding the health benefits of their food products.
According to the complaint, Ramirez suffered monetary damages from being misled into buying Dole food products that were promised to be healthy. The plaintiff alleges the defendants say their products are "healthy" despite having large quantities of sugar.
Ramirez seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, interest, restitution, injunctive relief, court costs and all further relief the court grants. He is represented by attorneys Reuben D. Nathan of Nathan & Associates APC in Newport Beach, California, and by Ross Cornell in Long Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-02260-DOC-DFM