Marketing law news- Applebee’s and Weight Watchers sued!
Legal news article for Ohio marketing law attorneys. A class action lawsuit named Applebee’s and Weight Watchers for deceptive menus.
Ohio marketing law news- Ohio attorneys notified of class action lawsuit for false weight watcher points advertised on Applebee’s menu.
Cincinnati, OH—A Milford woman sued Applebee’s and Weight Watchers for inaccurately stating the amount of fat and calorie counts on the restaurants diet-conscious menu. The woman claims the “Cajun Lime Tilapia” from the Weight Watchers section on the Applebee’s menu had more Weight Watchers “points” and fat then what was advertised on the menu, as reported by Cincinnati.com.
The plaintiff, Pamela Curry is suing the national restaurant chain and Weight Watchers on grounds of fraud, negligence, breach of contract, and conspiracy to conceal the accurate nutritional information from consumers. Curry claims she became a victim of fraud when she ordered Applebee’s Cajun Lime Tilapia containing 14 grams of fat which is twice the amount of fat shown on the on the menu. In addition, the Teriyaki Steak ‘N Shrimp Skewers had 100 more calories then the 350 calories stated on the menu. The class-action lawsuit is asking for undisclosed damages on behalf of thousands of affected consumers. According to the lawsuit, both companies knowingly sold the deceptive dietary menu options advertised in the restaurants and diet programs press releases and advertising campaigns. They marketed their diet conscious menu as a healthy option for “weight conscious consumers” and as a “credible and healthy way to enjoy great-tasting food while dining out”. Both Applebee’s and Weight Watchers are reportedly fighting the accusations in court.
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