CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Spokane, Washington consumer alleges the makers and marketers of AriZona drinks mislead consumers regarding the amount of sugar and calories in the drinks.
Lindsey Neville, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Arizona Beverages USA LLC and Beverage Marketing USA Inc. over alleged violation of Washington's Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants mislead consumers with the nutritional labels on the drinks by listing information for an 8-ounce serving size when the typical drink size of their products is 16 ounces. She alleges this leads consumers to believe there is less sugar and calories in the products and that the defendants' products are "typically consumed in one sitting."
The plaintiff holds Arizona Beverages USA LLC and Beverage Marketing USA Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices with the marketing and sales of the beverages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of monetary damages, costs, expenses of suit, pre- and post-judgment interest, and for such further relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Michael R. Reese and George V. Granade of Reese LLP in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York case number 2:18-cv-05040-SJF-AYS