January 2016: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit after the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed.

October 2015: This lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Burgos et al v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-7357, D. NJ.)

August 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods for allegedly misleading consumers by failing to post prices on its merchandise prior to sale, in violation of New Jersey law. (Burgos et al v. Whole Foods Market Group Inc., Case No. L-6050-15, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County)

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Amazon Prime Grocery Deliveries from Whole Foods

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Amazon Prime Grocery Deliveries from Whole Foods

Allegations: Falsely marketing that Amazon Prime members receive “FREE Delivery” and “FREE 2-Hour Grocery Delivery” when Amazon charges consumers a $9.95 service fee for grocery deliveries from Whole Foods Market

365 Everyday Value Organic Vanilla Coconutmilk

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365 Everyday Value Organic Vanilla Coconutmilk

In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market Group for allegedly misleadingly marketing 365 Everyday Value Organic Unsweetened Coconut Vanilla Coconutmilk Beverage as containing “vanilla” when,…

Organic 365 Rice Milk

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Organic 365 Rice Milk

In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market Group for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the flavor in its Organic 365 Rice Milk comes exclusively from vanilla…

365 Everyday Value Vanilla Soymilk

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365 Everyday Value Vanilla Soymilk

In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its 365 Everyday Value Vanilla Soymilk contains vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the…

365 Organic Vanilla Almondmilk

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365 Organic Vanilla Almondmilk

In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market Group for allegedly misleadingly advertising its 365 Organic Vanilla Almondmilk as containing vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the…

Starkey Water

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Starkey Water

In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market for allegedly deceptively advertising that its Starkey Water is pure and clean when, according to plaintiffs, the water…

Whole Foods Products

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Whole Foods Products

November 2018: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. January 2018: This case was reopened after the appeals…

Whole Foods Hypoallergenic Claims

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Whole Foods Hypoallergenic Claims

March 2019: The claims against defendant WFM Distribution were dismissed. June 2018: A federal judge dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can…

The Weight of Whole Foods Products

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The Weight of Whole Foods Products

November 2017: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint similarly alleging that Whole Foods overstates the weight of products and, as a result, overcharges customers. June 2017: The Second Circuit Court of…

The Weight of Whole Foods Pre-Packaged Foods

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The Weight of Whole Foods Pre-Packaged Foods

November 2017: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint similarly alleging that Whole Foods overstates the weight of products and, as a result, overcharges customers. June 2017: The Second Circuit Court of…

GT’s Kombucha Beverages

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GT’s Kombucha Beverages

January 2018: The Ference appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2017: The Sweeney appeal was dismissed for failure to prosecute because the objector…

The Amount of Vitamin B in Whole Foods Supplements

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The Amount of Vitamin B in Whole Foods Supplements

In January 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of vitamin B in its 365 Everyday Value brand supplements, Liquid Energy…

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Products

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Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Products

October 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…

Whole Foods St. John’s Wort Dietary Supplement

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Whole Foods St. John’s Wort Dietary Supplement

In January 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods alleging that its St. John’s Wort dietary supplement did not contain the amount of standardized extract hypericin (the sole…

Whole Foods Meat Products

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Whole Foods Meat Products

April 2016: A federal judge dismissed the complaint When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. Among other things, the judge found that the complaint fails to…

Whole Foods Market Products

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Whole Foods Market Products

June 2016: This lawsuit was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement, the terms of which are confidential. November 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market, Inc.…


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