Amplify Snack sued over evaporated cane juice

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 8, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — A St. Louis woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas snack business, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Dominique Morrison filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, in January in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis against Amplify Snack Brands Inc. alleging that the Austin, Texas-based business misrepresents the actual contents of its product.

The defendant removed the case to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on March 2. 

According to the complaint, Morrison suffered monetary damages from being misled into purchasing a falsely advertised product. The plaintiff alleges Amplify Snack misleads consumers by using the term "evaporated cane juice" on its products when the ingredient is only sugar.

Morrison seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, disgorgement, restitution, enjoin the defendant, interest, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis, and by Stuart L. Cochrane of Steckler, Gresham, Cochrane PLLC.

Case number 4:17-cv-00816-RWS

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