An ice cream company in Florida has lost a class-action lawsuit which claimed that it’s labeling was deceptive.
The label said a 12 ounce serving had 100 calories and 2 grams of fat per 12 ounce serving. The serving actually contained 300 calories and 7 grams of fat.
Now that the lawsuit has ended, what do you think the plaintiffs will receive?
Under the settlement, plaintiffs with receipts will receive either refunds or two free cups of Big Daddy ice cream for each cup they purchased. Without receipts, plaintiffs can only get ice cream, with a maximum of 12 cups.
All class members that submit claims will also receive four coupons for 25 cents off the purchase of single cups of Big Daddy.
I pause for the hilarious, ironic laughter.
This is like Microsoft trying to settle the anti-trust lawsuit by offering to give away to schools more Microsoft products.
If companies lose lawsuits and the only penalty is to give people more of their product, what’s the big deal? Sounds like a lawsuit is good for business.