Suit Over Brownie Marketing Put To Sleep

Law360, Los Angeles (November 28, 2011, 4:53 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out a putative class action accusing Tennessee-based HBB LLC of violating state consumer protection laws and committing unfair business practices by deceptively marketing its melatonin-laced Lazy Cakes brownies meant to aid relaxation or sleep.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real granted HBB’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Lee Cheramie in August after he allegedly suffered “extreme fatigue, exhaustion and slurred speech” from eating Lazy Cakes, a brownie product marketed as a dietary supplement containing melatonin, a hormone...
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