The New Year has barely begun and already a lawsuit targeting one of the Commonwealth’s most well-known companies is making national news. Candy company Hershey is at the center of plaintiffs’ attorney Anthony Russo’s quest to go after large food brands under the pretense of false advertising.
The federal suit, filed in Florida, focuses on Hershey’s Halloween-themed Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins. The plaintiff alleges she was misled by the packaging – which features a chocolate pumpkin shaped peanut butter candy with a carving of a pumpkin’s eyes and mouth. She alleges she was “horrified” upon opening the packaging to discover that the candy did not have the detailed carvings and would not have purchased the item had she known.
Attorney Russo has filed similar suits against fast food chains Taco Bell, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and Arby’s.
You can read more about the case in this CNN article.