ST. LOUIS — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a manufacturer of fries, citing alleged unfair or deceptive business practices.

Nancy Albright filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Lamb Weston Inc., alleging the company violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in February, she purchased the defendant's all-natural products for a premium price. The plaintiff holds Lamb Weston Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely represented that its Alexa brand only consists of natural ingredients. However, it contains Xanthan Gum, a synthetic, unnatural substance, the complaint states.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action, appointing the plaintiff as class representative and her counsel as class counsel, award for damages, attorneys' fees, costs and interest and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and Stuart L. Cochran of Streckler Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas.

St. Louis Circuit Court Case number 1722-CC1084

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