ST. LOUIS — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Real Mex Restaurant Inc., a salsa distributor, citing alleged deceptive merchandising practices and unjust enrichment.
Candace Bryant, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court alleging that the salsa distributor violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that sometime in January or February 2017 she purchased the defendant's original salsa from Straub's for $4.79, which was advertised as all natural. However, Bryant alleges the salsa contained potassium sorbate, a synthetic preservative.
The plaintiff holds Real Mex Restaurant Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely represented that the salsa they are distributing consist of natural ingredients.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiff as class representative and her counsel as class counsel, compensatory damages with interest, attorney fees, costs, and all other relief that are just and proper. She is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm PLLC in St. Louis and Stuart A. Cochran of Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas, Texas.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00393