LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that a product advertised to contain aloe vera contains no aloe in it at all.
Sandy Garcia filed a complaint on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals on July 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against 7-Eleven Inc. and Does 1 through 1,000 alleging breach of express warranty and violation of the False Advertising Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants' 7 Select Aloe After Sun Burn Relief Gel does not contain aloe vera at all. She alleges she would not have purchased the product if she had known that it does not contain aloe.
The plaintiff holds 7-Eleven, Inc. and Does 1 through 1,000 responsible because the defendants allegedly advertise that their product has aloe vera in it despite an independent laboratory test showing that no aloe is present in the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, injunction, disgorgement of profits, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Gerald B. Malanga of Lattie Malanga Libertino LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-05561-GW-RAO