CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of canned soup is deceptively marketed as containing no preservatives.
Chelsea Cabrega and Jamie Joslin, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, filed a complaint on July 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Campbell Soup Co. citing the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, False Advertising Law and California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they purchased defendant's canned soup for a premium price in reliance on the "no preservative added" representation on the containers. The plaintiffs claim the canned products contain the preservatives citric acid and/or ascorbic acid, making the label false and misleading.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for actual and/or statutory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs, and such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by C.K. Lee of Lee Litigation Group PLLC in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York case number 2:18-cv-03827-SJF-ARL