Candy Buyer Asks 9th Circ. For Atty Fees In Slack-Fill Suit

By Lauren Berg (February 12, 2020, 10:33 PM EST) -- A woman who sued Tootsie Roll for allegedly underfilling boxes of candy urged a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday to reverse a lower court's decision denying her attorney fees, saying her lawsuit was a reason Tootsie Roll changed its product labels, while the company said she's just trying to cut her losses.

Ketrina Gordon contends U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer erred when he denied her request for attorney fees and litigation expenses because her 2017 lawsuit — accusing Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. of deceiving candy buyers with underfilled boxes of Junior Mints and Sugar Babies — was clearly the reason...

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