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Advil 'Slack-Fill' Claims Come Up Empty, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (October 18, 2016, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday offered harsh words for the consumers accusing Pfizer of tricking them into buying larger bottles of Advil by incorporating excessive empty space, saying their failure to read the label’s unambiguous pill count “does not pass the proverbial laugh test.”

Lead consumer Matthew Fermin and three others sued Pfizer Inc. in April 2015 alleging the drug maker tricked them into thinking that large bottles of Advil would be filled to capacity, when in fact they contained excessive “slack-fill” or empty...
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Case Information

Case Title

Fermin et al v. Pfizer Inc.

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Sterling Johnson, Jr

Date Filed

April 14, 2015

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