JEFFREY ALAN SPINDEL and KEVIN McCARTHY v. GORTON'S INC.
Two consumers have filed a putative class action alleging that Gorton’s Inc. has misled consumers about the environmental and animal welfare standards of its tilapia products. The lawsuit alleges that the company has represented its tilapia as “sustainably sourced,” when it is actually sourced from “tilapia who are industrially farmed using unsustainable practices that are environmentally destructive and inhumane.” Plaintiffs seek class certification, injunctive relief, and damages for Gorton’s alleged violations of numerous consumer protection statutes.
[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Class Action Alleges that Gorton’s Misrepresented Inhumanely Raised Fish Products as “Sustainably Sourced" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 135.]