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Boxes of Chewy Red Hots Candy

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Boxes of Chewy Red Hots Candy

October 2017: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to remand the case to state court. Click here to read the decision.

August 2017: Ferrara Candy Co. filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to remand the case to state court.

June 2017: A federal judge remanded the case to state court.

December 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Ferrara Candy Co. in December 2016 (and transferred to federal court in January 2017). Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company deceptively packages its Chewy Red Hots candy using You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.ed cardboard boxes. According to the complaint, the boxes are “substantially empty.” (Waters et al v. Ferrara Candy Co., Case No. 17-cv-197, E.D. Mo.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding slack-filled packaging and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.


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Nips Caramel Hard Candies

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing caramel candies as “rich & creamy” when the candies do not contain butter or cream and the fat content comes almost exclusively from vegetable fat

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Boxes of Jujyfruits® Candy

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Boxes of Jujyfruits® Candy

July 2019: The appeal was dismissed for failure to prosecute. (Case No. 18-17269, 9th Cir.) November 2018: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement.…

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