SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of Purex Crystals over allegations the product's containers contain nonfunctional slack fill.
Claudine Macaspac filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated and the general public on July 28 in the San Diego County Superior Court against Henkel Corp. alleging violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant's Purex Crystals product is packaged in a container with 30 percent slack-fill. She alleges she would not have purchased the product had she known that the containers were "substantially empty," the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, actual damages, exemplary damages, punitive damages, compensatory damages, interest, restitution, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Ronald A. Marron, Michael Houchin and Adam Belsey of Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron in San Diego.
The defendant removed the case to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Aug. 30.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-01755-H-BLM