SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline)
— A California woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sioux Honey Association, citing alleged deceptive and misleading business practices.
Susan Tran filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Sioux Honey Association, alleging that the cooperative violated the Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of
Sioux Honey's false and misleading labeling and omissions of fact, she and others were deceived into believing that the Sue Bee products they bought were pure, and/or all-natural. She was damaged for paying a premium price for a product that actually costs less. Tran holds Sioux Honey Association responsible because the company allegedly falsely claimed that its products are pure and all natural. Instead, its products contain glyphosate, a synthetic chemical.
Tran requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case a class action, appointing her as class representative and her counsel as class counsel, as well as award for monetary damages, prejudgment interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and all other relief as may be deemed just, necessary and proper. She is represented by Stephen R. Basser of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine in San Diego; Lori G. Feldman and Courtney E. Maccarone of Levi & Korsinsky LLP in New York City; and Kim E. Richman and Jaimie Mak of Richman Law Group in Brooklyn, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00110