Kiihne v. NBTY, Inc., et al., No. T17-30 (Cal. Super. Ct. – Placer Cnty.): Putative class action for violation of California’s UCL, FAL, and CLRA. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants deceptively label and market their Megadose niacin products by downplaying potential side effects.
Lau v. Pret A Manger (USA) Limited – Complaint, No. 1:17-cv-05775 (S.D.N.Y.): Putative slack-fill class action for violation of the deceptive and unfair trade practices and false advertising provisions of New York’s GBL, and raising a claim for common law fraud. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant deceptively packages its Pret A Manger® sandwich wraps in partially opaque packaging so that consumers cannot see the empty air (or slack-fill) in the wrap.
Nguyen, et al. v. Lotus By Johnny Dung Inc., No. 8:17-cv-01317 (C.D. Cal.): Putative class action for violation of California’s CLRA, FAL, and UCL, and raising claims for breach of express and implied warranties. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant deceptively advertises its products to treat and cure health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, and to “kill cancer cells.” Plaintiff further alleges that the Vietnamese-only advertising is by design, intended to exploit a lesser educated Vietnamese population.