Class Action

Boxes of Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies®

Class Action

Boxes of Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies®

April 2020: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court decision.

October 2018: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal and other court decisions regarding fees and costs.

September 2018: The Court dismissed this case.

2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries alleging that the company deceptively uses 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 opaque packaging for Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies® candies that has 45% empty space. The lawsuit was filed in February, transferred to federal court in April, and amended in August. (Gordon et al. v. Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-2664, C.D. Cal.)

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Boxes of Junior Mints®

Class Action

Boxes of Junior Mints®

August 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case concluding that the packaging would not mislead reasonable consumers. To read the full court decision, click here. Later in August, the named…


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