LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges she was misled into buying a brand of salt because of false representations.
Erika Garcia, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Frontier Natural Products Cooperative and Does 1-10 over alleged violation of the California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, the defendant sells a variety of flavors of salt marked as organic, including Simply Organic All Seasons Salt. She alleges she and class members paid more for the salt in reliance on the defendant's representation that its salt is healthier than regular salt because of its organic labeling.
However, the plaintiff alleges salt is a mineral and not an agricultural product and thereby cannot be identified as organic under federal law.
The plaintiff holds Frontier Natural Products Cooperative responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely described the salt products as organic.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, compensatory and punitive damages, prejudgment interest, attorneys' fees, expenses, costs, and for such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She 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 2:18-cv-07457-DDP-MAA