Class action alleges multipurpose cleaner falsely advertises 'natural' ingredients

By Michael Abella | Sep 12, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County consumer is suing a multipurpose cleaner manufacturer, alleging false, deceptive and unfair merchandising practices.

Donna Biffar filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated citizens of Illinois, Aug. 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Citra Solc LLC, alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

According to the complaint, Citra Solc took advantage of consumers buying healthier products and represented that its products are natural when, in fact, they contain synthetic substances. Biffar claims she suffered financial damages for paying a premium price for cleaners, detergents and soaps that were actually worth less.

Biffar seeks trial by jury, an order certifying this case as a class action, appointing the plaintiff as class representative and the plaintiff's counsel as class counsel, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs and all other relief. 

She is represented by attorneys David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson Attorneys at Law PC in Belleville, by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis, and by Stuart L. Cochran of Cochran Law PLLC in Dallas.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-443

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