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Consumer alleges Williams-Sonoma products are not natural as advertised


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pasadena, California consumer alleges products he purchased from Williams-Sonoma were falsely advertised as natural.

Brian Kutza, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Williams-Sonoma Inc. over alleged violation of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and California's False Advertising Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he purchased defendant's lotion, soap and cleaning products on the reliance of defendant's representations that the products are "natural," "plant-based" and contained "active ingredients derived from natural sources.” 

Plaintiff claims he paid a premium for the products but was allegedly deceived because the products contained unnatural and/or synthetic ingredients.

The plaintiff holds Williams-Sonoma Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to disclose some ingredients in the products are unnatural or synthetic.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of compensatory, statutory, treble and punitive damages; prejudgment interest; injunctive relief; attorneys' fees; expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by James A. Morris and Shane E. Greenberg of Morris Law Firm in Burbank, California and Daniel Orlowsky of Orlowsky Law LLC in St. Louis, Missouri.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 4:18-cv-03534-KAW

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