People Against Dirty Manufacturing PBC accused of false all natural label

By Michael Abella | Oct 11, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against People Against Dirty Manufacturing PBC, a cleaning products manufacturer, citing alleged deceptive and unfair business practices over its all natural label.

Gayle Greenwood filed a complaint in St. Clair County Circuit Court against People Against Dirty Manufacturing PBC, alleging the cleaning products manufacturer violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in March she purchased defendant's Method Power Foam Dish Soap Natural Dishwashing Foam after seeing that it had an all-natural label. However, she claims the product is not all natural or naturally derived.

Greenwood alleges she suffered damages for paying a premium price for the product. The plaintiff alleges the defendant claimed that its products are all natural and/or naturally derived and deceived customers into believing that its products include only natural ingredients, when in fact they don't.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks certification of this case as class action. an injunction against the defendant's alleged ongoing deceptive practices, an award for declaratory and injunctive relief, an appointment of the plaintiff as class representative and her counsel as class counsel, and for all other relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson, Attorney at Law PC in Belleville, Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and Stuart L. Cochran of Cochran Law PLLC in Dallas.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-477

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