Lawsuit against TGI Friday’s over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says
A prolific class action lawyer has sued TGI Fridays over its potato skins, alleging she was deceived by the packaging.
Attorneys C.K. Lee and Anne Seelig with the law firm Lee Litigation Group PLLC, of New York, filed the 23-page original petition on behalf of Solange Troncoso and all other persons similarly situated against TGI Friday’s Inc. on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
According to the lawsuit, Troncoso, a Bronx County resident, purchased a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins chips from a convenience store in the Bronx for $1.99. She claims that the snack “does not contain any actual potato skins” despite what was on its label, the complaint states.
Adam Morey with the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York told Legal Newsline he “is not sure about the merits of the claim,” but suits similar to Troncoso’s “are driven by the lawyer and not by the plaintiff.”
“New York is actually the No. 2 jurisdiction in food marketing claims,” said Morey, who added that he was not surprised the litigation was initiated in New York.
Morey described Lee’s firm as a “prolific” filer of class actions in New York and around the country.