Richards v. Safeway, No. 13cv4317 (N.D. Cal.): Plaintiffs allege that frozen waffles labeled “100% Natural” contain an allegedly “synthetic” ingredient, sodium acid pyrophosphate. Complaint.

Swearingen v. Attune Foods, No. 13cv4541 (N.D. Cal.): Plaintiffs allege that Attune’s chocolate bars, Erewhon crackers and cereals, and Uncle Sam’s cereals are “misbranded” because the labels list ECJ as an ingredient rather than sugar. Complaint.

Marty v. Anheuser-Busch Cos., No. 13cv23656 (S.D. Fla.): Plaintiff alleges that Anheuser-Busch has misled consumers and charged a premium price for Beck’s beer, which the complaint alleges is marketed as a high quality German beer, when it is manufactured in the U.S. with domestic ingredients. Complaint.

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Charles Sipos is a class action litigator with more than two decades of experience focusing on technology, consumer goods, and privacy issues.

He litigates class actions nationwide and has appeared and argued on behalf of defendants in federal courts, including in California, Colorado…

Charles Sipos is a class action litigator with more than two decades of experience focusing on technology, consumer goods, and privacy issues.

He litigates class actions nationwide and has appeared and argued on behalf of defendants in federal courts, including in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Charles’ litigation successes have included dismissals and summary judgment based on lack of Article III injury, statutory standing under consumer protection laws, federal preemption, primary jurisdiction, failure to allege damages, First Amendment protection for commercial speech, the “reasonable consumer” standard, and related defenses.