WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of products for children over allegations the products are misrepresented as natural.
Pamela Suarez, individually on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated filed a complaint on Dec. 15, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Ralph, Paco & Roberto Inc. and Honky Tots Inc. doing business as California Baby + Kids, alleging that the defendant violated the New York general business law, consumer protection statutes and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she and those similarly situated consumers relied on defendants' advertising campaign that their California Baby products are natural and contain natural cleansers. However, plaintiff claims the advertising and marketing is false, deceptive and misleading because the products allegedly contain synthetic ingredients.
The plaintiff holds Ralph, Paco & Roberto Inc. and Honky Tots Inc. responsible because the plaintiffs allegedly paid a premium for the products based on the misrepresentation that they were natural.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, award of monetary and punitive damages, attorneys and expert fees, and grant such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Jason P. Sultzer of The Sultzer Law Group PC in Poughkeepsie, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 7:17-cv-09847-VB