LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges the labeling on YumEarth Organics Vitamin C pops is deceptive because it lists evaporated cane juice instead of sugar.
Summer Sandoval filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Sept. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against YummyEarth Inc. and Does 1-25 alleging negligent misrepresentation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant misrepresented the ingredients and health claims of its YumEarth Organics Vitamin C pops and failed to explain that evaporated cane juice is normally known as sugar. She alleges that the defendant made material misrepresentations on the ingredients "with the intent to induce plaintiff and class members to purchase and consume the product," the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, restitution, injunction, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Thomas W. Kohler and Ryan M. Ferrell of Apex Trial Law in Newport Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 5:17-cv-01832-TJH-KK