Tootsie Roll Beats Suit Over Empty Package Space, For Now

By Melissa Angell (October 19, 2021, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday threw out a proposed class action accusing Tootsie Roll Industries of dramatically underfilling boxes of Junior Mints and Sugar Babies despite portraying the boxes as adequately filled, finding that the consumer behind the lawsuit lacks standing to sue the confection manufacturer.

In an 18-page unpublished opinion dismissing the lawsuit without prejudice, U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson ruled that since named plaintiff Regan Iglesia only alleged that he purchased Junior Mints, he cannot demonstrate that he was harmed by the boxes of Sugar Babies since he never bought them to begin with.

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