Mike And Ike Buyers Win Class Cert. In Slack-Fill Suit

Law360 (March 26, 2019, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday granted class certification to a group of candy consumers claiming the maker of Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales uses deceptively large retail boxes to trick customers about the amount of candy they're buying.

In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. certified a class of consumers who bought 5-ounce boxes of Mike and Ikes or Hot Tamales candy, manufactured by Just Born Inc., between Feb. 3, 2013, and the present, finding that the lead plaintiff, Stephanie Escobar, had shown that the proposed class was numerous enough and made a common claim...

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