LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a brand of cake mix is packaged in a box with more than 50 percent nonfunctional slack-fill.
James Reider filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Immaculate Baking Co. and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in September 2017, he purchased the defendant's Yellow Cake Scratch Mix product. He alleges the box had more than 50 percent empty space, or slack-fill.
The plaintiff holds Immaculate Baking Co and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used illegal packaging and damaged customers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, compensatory and punitive damages, prejudgment interest, attorneys' fees, expenses and cost of this action. He is represented by Scott J. Ferrell of Pacific Trial Attorneys in Newport Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 8:18-cv-01085-JLS-AS