ST. LOUIS — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Capello's Holdings Inc., a Colorado corporation, alleging unfair business practices and unjust enrichment.

Linda Churchwell-Varga, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 6 in the St. Louis Circuit Court alleging that the Colorado corporation violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and Missouri common law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016 she purchased the defendant's all-natural lasagna sheets and fettuccine for $11.99 each. She claims the defendant sold the products at a premium price but they actually were not "all natural" as advertised. 

The plaintiff holds Capello's Holdings responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally misled consumers into believing that the pastas it sold were all natural when they in fact contain xanthan gum, an unnatural, synthetic ingredient.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing the plaintiff as representative and her counsel as class counsel, as well as compensatory damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs, and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and Stuart L. Cochran of Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00467

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