LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer claims a grocery store chain's brand of aloe vera gel does not contain aloe.

Alex Kocoglu, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals, filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Kroger Co. and Does 1 through 100 over alleged violation of the California Commercial Code, Consumers Legal Remedies Act and False Advertising Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2017, he purchased defendant's Kroger brand Aloe Vera After Sun Gel and relied on its label representation that the product contained aloe vera. The plaintiff claims that according to independent laboratory tests, defendant’s product contains no actual aloe vera at all. 

The plaintiff holds The Kroger Co. and Does 1 through 100 responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely labeled the product as containing aloe vera, aloe gel, or Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice when purportedly it does not contain any of those ingredients.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of actual damages, injunction requiring to cease misrepresenting that the products, award of attorneys' fees, costs, prejudgment interest, such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Gerald B. Malanga of Lattie, Malanga, Libertino LLP in Los Angeles and Alice A. Curry of Law Offices of Alice A. Curry in Malibu, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-02132-VAP-PLA

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