A California resident has filed a putative nationwide class action against a company that makes low-calorie frozen desserts, alleging that they do not, as advertised, contain just “150 calories per pint.” Michelle v. Arctic Zero, Inc., No. n/a (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Cal., filed August 21, 2012). According to the complaint, Arctic Zero’s Vanilla Maple dessert “has 46% more calories than the 150 calories advertised on the product packaging and reflected on the nutritional label” and the company’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter has 68% more calories than the 150 calories advertised.”
Claiming that she would not have purchased the products had she not been misled, the plaintiff alleges violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (unlawful, unfair and fraudulent conduct), False Advertising Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act, as well as unjust enrichment. She seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief; corrective disclosures; compensatory, consequential, statutory, exemplary, treble, and punitive damages; restitution; attorney’s fees; costs; and pre- and post-judgment interest.