LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a doughnut chain misrepresented the ingredients in its products.
Irina Agajanyan, as an individual and on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, and the general public filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California Unfair Competition Act and California False Advertisement Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 7, 2017, she purchased a blueberry cake and maple iced glazed doughnuts from the defendant's store in Burbank, California. She alleges she believed the doughnuts contained maple syrup and blueberries but later learned the products did not contain real blueberries or maple syrup.
The plaintiff holds Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly "made nonconforming goods that were not the same quality as those generally accepted in the trade, were of poor or below average quality within the description and did not conform to the affirmations of fact disseminated because they lack real Ingredients," the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and consequential damages, statutory damages, statutory prejudgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs, declaratory and/or equitable relief, and for such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Hovanes Margarian of The Margarian Law Firm in Glendale, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:18-cv-02885-SVW-AFM