TGI Friday's, Utz Crunch 'Potato Skins' False Ad Suit

Law360 (June 8, 2020, 10:18 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday tossed claims against TGI Friday's Inc. and Utz Quality Foods LLC in a putative class action alleging they misled customers by selling "Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins" chips that contained no potato skins.

The customers failed to plausibly allege a nexus between Utz and TGI Friday's and the allegedly misleading statements on the packaging, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla said in releasing the companies from the suit. One claim, that the customers were misled into believing the chips contain potato peels as an ingredient, survived against defendant Inventure Foods Inc., a food...

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