BELLEVILLE — A man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a salad dressing manufacturer, for allegedly misrepresenting the ingredients.

Aaron Korte filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Pinnacle Foods Group LLC alleging the salad dressing manufacturer committed unfair and deceptive practices.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in the fall of 2016, he purchased the defendant's Wishbone E.V.O.O. salad dressing at a premium price. Korte claims the defendant misled consumers to believe the product is extra virgin olive oil when it is a blend of soybean oil and extra virgin olive oil.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and statutory damages, plus interest, attorneys' fees, costs and expenses and such further relief as this court may deem just and proper.

He is represented by Brian T. Kreisler of The Kreisler Law Firm LLC in O'Fallon, Sean K. Cronin of Donovan Rose Nester PC in Belleville and Michael R. Reese of Reese LLP in New York.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-2

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