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Belleville attorney files another 'unnatural' class action in St. Clair County

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 3, 2018


BELLEVILLE — Belleville attorney David C. Nelson filed another lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging false all natural labeling in Kraft Heinz marinades and sauces. 

Nelson has sued 21 food and soap makers in St. Clair County Circuit Court in three years for labeling products as natural. 

In the most recent proposed class action against Kraft Heinz Foods Co., plaintiff Sara Morgan Francis alleges the all natural bold steak sauce under the defendant's Lea & Perrins brand contains synthetic ingredients.

According to the complaint, Francis alleges she purchased the steak sauce on several occasions in 2017 for $3.99 at the Dierbergs in Shiloh. The sauce was labeled as all natural. Francis claims she was damaged for paying a premium price for a product that allegedly contains xantham gum, a synthetic substance. 

The suit also includes the All Natural Original Marinade, All Natural Garlic & Herb Marinade and the All Natural Teriyaki Marinade. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

The plaintiff seeks an order certifying this case as a class action, disgorgement of profits, plus interest, litigations costs and further relief as the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-159

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