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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by hammegk » Sun May 08, 2016 4:17 pm

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Re: Spot the fraud

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 20, 2017 7:42 pm

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(Newser) – Hell hath no fury like a sweet tooth scorned. Consumerist reports a Missouri man disappointed with the amount of candy in his boxes of Reese's Pieces and Whoppers is suing Hershey's. According to KCUR, Robert Bratton bought a number of boxes of each candy at a grocery store in Columbia for $1 each. But he says he would have been less likely to spend that money if he knew how under-filled the boxes would be. Bratton's lawsuit claims the boxes of Reese's Pieces were under-filled by about 29% and the boxes of Whoppers by about 41%. His lawsuit argues shoppers are being misled.

But Hershey's counters that customers are "well aware" of the concept of "slack fill," by which packages contain some empty space either due to settling or to protect their contents. Besides, the company argues, the total weight and number of candies is printed on each box. Finally, Hershey's says the empty space shouldn't be a surprise to customers as the boxes rattle when picked up. A judge denied Hershey's motion to dismiss the case this week but also deferred on Bratton's desire to turn it into a class-action suit, the Kansas City Business Journal reports. It remains to be seen how much slack fill is too much slack fill, legally speaking, when it comes to our favorite candies.
I hope it goes to trial as a class action and a 100 million dollar verdict is returned.

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 20, 2017 7:46 pm

It's sold by weight which is clearly marked.

It's a bullshit lawsuit.
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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 20, 2017 7:56 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:It's sold by weight which is clearly marked.

It's a bullshit lawsuit.
Federal law disagrees.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ ... fr=100.100
a) A container that does not allow the consumer to fully view its contents shall be considered to be filled as to be misleading if it contains nonfunctional slack-fill. Slack-fill is the difference between the actual capacity of a container and the volume of product contained therein...
In both cases presented there is significant non-functional slack-fill.

So there.

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 20, 2017 8:17 pm

So?

Federal law cannot be bullshit?

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by shemp » Sat May 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Image
(Newser) – Hell hath no fury like a sweet tooth scorned. Consumerist reports a Missouri man disappointed with the amount of candy in his boxes of Reese's Pieces and Whoppers is suing Hershey's. According to KCUR, Robert Bratton bought a number of boxes of each candy at a grocery store in Columbia for $1 each. But he says he would have been less likely to spend that money if he knew how under-filled the boxes would be. Bratton's lawsuit claims the boxes of Reese's Pieces were under-filled by about 29% and the boxes of Whoppers by about 41%. His lawsuit argues shoppers are being misled.

But Hershey's counters that customers are "well aware" of the concept of "slack fill," by which packages contain some empty space either due to settling or to protect their contents. Besides, the company argues, the total weight and number of candies is printed on each box. Finally, Hershey's says the empty space shouldn't be a surprise to customers as the boxes rattle when picked up. A judge denied Hershey's motion to dismiss the case this week but also deferred on Bratton's desire to turn it into a class-action suit, the Kansas City Business Journal reports. It remains to be seen how much slack fill is too much slack fill, legally speaking, when it comes to our favorite candies.
I hope it goes to trial as a class action and a 100 million dollar verdict is returned.
Lawyers get $90 million and 10 million people get a $1 coupon.

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 20, 2017 8:25 pm

as long as it costs Hershey $100 million, I'm good with that.

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by ed » Sat May 20, 2017 8:28 pm

Rob Lister wrote: Oh, here's the worst offender

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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 20, 2017 8:32 pm

Rob Lister wrote:as long as it costs Hershey $100 million, I'm good with that.
A socialist, eh? :lmao:
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Re: Spot the fraud

Post by shemp » Sat May 20, 2017 9:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:as long as it costs Hershey $100 million, I'm good with that.
A socialist, eh? :lmao:

And hates America! :freedom:
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