Judge Shuts Down Family Dollar Aloe Vera Labeling Suit

By Emily Field (April 17, 2020, 5:30 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge Thursday tossed for the final time a reworked version of a proposed class action against Family Dollar Inc., which alleged the retailer violated consumer protection laws by selling an aloe vera gel that didn't contain the plant's active ingredient.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso said that he had previously dismissed with prejudice Jennifer Parrott's breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty claims and that she now alleges that Family Dollar deliberately concealed that its aloe vera product was of such inferior quality that it doesn't have the benefits of aloe vera.

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