SI Advance: Staten Island man brings class action suit against RX bars

Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York executive director was quoted in a story in the Staten Island Advance about a man suing over the ingredients in Rx Bars protein bars:

“This lawsuit highlights the need for reform in how New York handles class action lawsuits. I am not sure that most consumers would feel they were deceived and damaged because a product does not contain entire egg whites,” said Tom Stebbins, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York executive director.

“In many false advertising claims the majority of a settlement goes to the lawyers while the consumers see little to no benefit. The complaint utilizes a New York law that was never intended for the class action context. The section of the state business law that mandates a $50 minimum payout for a plaintiff should not be applied per class member and the legislature should update the law to make that clear,” he added.

The full article is available here.

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