Class action filed over Similac, alleges product contains GMOs

By Mike Torres | May 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Abbott Labs, alleging breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence and negligent misrepresentation.

Crystal Kao of San Francisco and Nina Barwick of Nasvhille filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Abbott Laboratories Inc., doing business as Abbott Nutrition, alleging the defendant made false claims regarding the contents of its infant care products.

According to the complaint, Kao and Barwick were damaged from purchasing a Similac infant care product that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The plaintiffs allege Abbott Nutrition failed to inform consumers that its products contain GMOs.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, actual, statutory, consequential, punitive and exemplary damages, interest, attorney fees and court costs, and all other relief the court deems appropriate. They are represented by attorneys Jonathan Weissglass of Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco, and by Michael Isaac Miller of Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings PLLC of Nashville, Tenn.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02790-JCS

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