Santa Clara, CA: Ricola USA is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging the company deceived customers about the natural qualities of its herb drop products. Specifically, the lawsuit claims unjust enrichment and violations of the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act and New York's Deceptive Acts or Practices Law, in addition to violations of similar laws in all 50 states.
Filed by Timothy Minker of New York and Valerie Liu of California, the suit claims Ricola displays "Naturally Soothing Relief that Lasts" on the front packaging of its cough suppressant, supplement, and herb throat drop products and that this is deceptive because they contain ingredients synthetic ingredients, such as citric, ascorbic and malic acids.
Consequently, the complaint states, plaintiffs and others similarly situated were deceived when deciding to purchase these products for which they paid a premium price, believing them to be made entirely of naturally occurring or minimally processed ingredients with no added non-natural or synthetic ingredients.
The plaintiffs and others in the class seek compensatory and punitive damages, prejudgment interest, restitution and all other equitable monetary relief, injunctive relief, and attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorney C.K. Lee of Lee Litigation Group in New York City.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 1:15-CV-09014-RA. Plaintiffs are represented by Lee Litigation Group PLLC.
Another company with a product that we believe to be natural and of great quality has deceived us.
Posted by Cassandra Butler
I too want to be included in this lawsuit. I too relied tougher that these were made with all natural ingredients and did not mind paying the higher price. That is the reason that I only buy Ricola cough drops. How do I become a part of this lawsuit?
Posted by c
I have been buying Ricola for my 87 year old Father who has fibrosis and we trusted in the natural ingredients to pick this brand over the others. disappointed and I would like to be in this lawsuit
Posted by Sydnee Walker
Thinking this was an all natural, herbal cough suppressant; I purchased this brand and paid the extra money under the influence that it was all natural and suppressed coughs. I was mislead.
Posted by Jessica Wilmott-Allen
I buy ricola when a i or a family member is sick. It was the only brand i bought.
Posted by Karen manuel
I was lead to think that it was an all natural product. I am disapointed inn the false advertizing. I paid more for this product
Posted by Debbie Floyd
I thought they were made with all natural ingredients and found out they are not. Paid for a quality product that I didn't get
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