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Nutella Settles Lawsuit For False Advertising

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 27, 2012 in Defective Products

Last year Athena Hohenberg, a San Diego mother of a four-year-old girl, filed a class-action lawsuit against Ferrero USA, the makers of Nutella for false advertising. Nutella is a sweet chocolate spread that is full of sugar and palm oil. Hohenberg claims that she was shocked to learn that Nutella, is not that much healthier than a candy bar. She argued that the products television ads falsely promoted the spread as a healthy breakfast option. Hohenberg claimed that she never would have purchased the product for her family if she knew how unhealthy it was.

According to ABC News, Ferrero has settled the lawsuit for $3 million; 2.5 million will be divided among consumers. Anyone who bought Nutella from Jan. 1, 2008 to Feb. 3, 2012 can file a claim. Consumers can receive $4 for every jar of Nutella purchased during that time frame; there is a $20 maximum per household. Nutella has also agreed to change its television ads, website and marketing claims.

If you have been mislead by a products advertising, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the product liability attorneys at Philips Law Group to discuss your legal options. To receive a free case evaluation, contact a personal injury lawyer at our firm by calling 1-800-706-3000.

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