LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges that an herbicide concentrate falsely advertises the amount of gallons it makes.
Gregory Arthur filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated and the general public on Sept. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against United Industries Corp. alleging violation of California's False Advertising Law and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendant is the manufacturer of an herbicide called Spectracide Weed and Grass Killer, which comes in ready-to-use and concentrate forms. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant advertises the concentrates as being capable of creating a certain number of gallons of herbicide.
The suit states that the defendant advertises that its 32-fluid ounce bottle will make "up to 10 gallons," but only makes 6.6 gallons.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for actual and statutory damages, restitution, declaratory relief, attorneys’ fees and costs and further relief that the court deems necessary. He is represented by Ronald A. Marron and Michael T. Houchin of Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-C-6983