Class Action

Ghirardelli Beats Retooled Chocolate-Free White Chips Suit

Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. dodged a second attempt at a lawsuit in California federal court alleging the sweets maker tricked consumers into thinking its cocoa-free white baking chips actually contained chocolate, with the judge saying the candy buyers undercut their own case by introducing a new consumer survey…

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Prevagen Maker Inks Deal To Settle Half-Dozen False Ad Suits

Consumers who accused a Wisconsin-based biotechnology company of lying about the effects of its Prevagen memory supplement asked a Florida federal court on Wednesday to approve a settlement to resolve the claims in that case and a half-dozen others, encompassing up to 3 million buyers…

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Carrier HVAC Buyers Lose 2nd Cert. Bid Over Valve Failures

Consumers who blamed Carrier Corp. and related companies for an allegedly faulty valve in their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems lost another attempt to pursue their claims as a class action Monday, after a California federal judge said the cases need individual scrutiny…

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Ghirardelli Tastes Victory In Chocolate-Less White Chips Suit

Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. on Wednesday escaped a lawsuit claiming the sweets maker tricked consumers into thinking its cocoa-free white baking chips actually contained chocolate, with a California federal judge saying reasonable consumers wouldn’t have been bamboozled by the product’s packaging…

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