SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Two California consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a tea company, alleging breach of warranty and negligent entrustment.
Elizabeth Zemola and Matthew Beaumont filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of the general public, April 14, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Carrington Tea Company LLC, alleging the company made false representation of the health benefits of its coconut oil.
According to the complaint, Zemola and Beaumont were damaged monetarily from being misled into purchasing a product that says it is a healthy alternative. The plaintiffs allege Carrington Tea says its product is a healthy alternative in order to mislead consumers into buying it even though coconut oil is not regarded as a healthy alternative to butter and other cooking oils.
Zemola and Beaumont seek trial by jury, order the defendant to engage in a corrective advertising, destroy all misleading and deceptive advertising materials, disgorgement of all monies and profits, restitution, compensatory damages, court costs and all further relief the court grants. They are represented by attorneys Paul K. Joseph of The Law Office of Paul K. Joseph PC in San Diego, and by Jack Fitzgerald, Trevor M. Flynn and Melanie Persinger of The Law Office of Jack Fitzgerald PC in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00760-MMA-KSC