TopCare Cough, Cold, and Flu Medicines
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing medicines as “non-drowsy” when an ingredient in them causes drowsiness
April 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed.
September 2017: Instead of granting the company’s motion to dismiss, the Court stayed this case pending the FDA’s decision regarding the proper use of the word “natural.”
October 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Topco for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds as 100% natural when, according to plaintiffs, it actually contains a harmful chemical ingredient, glyphosate. (Scholder et al v. Topco Holdings, Inc. and Topco Associates, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-6028, E.D.N.Y.)
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For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding glyphosate and TINA.org’s coverage of the ingredient, click here.