If this doesn't work, take 150mg of PenicillinHoward Rubinstein and Hal Hewell, whose clients have unsuccessfully claimed in federal lawsuits filed here that Crunchberries and Froot Loops cereals tricked consumers into believing the products contained at least some sort of fruit, have moved on to ... More >>
Lawyers Howard Rubinstein and Hal Hewell, whose clients unsuccessfully went after Froot Loops and Crunchberries for not containing any fruit (froot?), are now after Snapple. What's the tea peddlers' alleged crime (besides inflicting us with Wendy, the Snapple Lady)? A Nov. 12 suit claims Snapple' ... More >>
The trial of the century has grown soggy ... in milkThe man who claims he was misled for years that his Froot Loops and Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries allegedly contained froot fruit and berries has given up the cause for confused junk cereal eaters. East Bay cereal litigant Roy Werbel's att ... More >>
Another week in the books in San FranciscoDoes every week feel like two weeks for everyone? Or just us? In any event, here's a roundup of news events from just this one week. Per usual, send your answers to me, here. First person to e-mail a perfect score wins a prize. Let the games begin. 1. Who ... More >>
Back for another bowl of legal goodness...SF Weekly last year reported on disgruntled cereal-buyer Roy Werbel, who filed suits in San Francisco Federal Court against the makers of Froot Loops and Crunchberries because -- wait for it -- he thought there was fruit in both of them. While Werbel's ca ... More >>
When you're a kid, you often have visions of how dinner's gonna taste at your house when you're an adult. It's gonna be all Froot Loops and hot dogs and pop corn and pizza and... really just the best of the high in sugar, high in sodium, high in deliciousness items.
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Who can we trust if not this wholesome corporate symbol? With low-hanging fruit such as Froot Loops and Crunchberries already targets of litigation accusing cereal makers of making exaggerated health claims, a Bay Area lawsuit now takes on Quaker granola bars, an oily, sugary concoction touted as ... More >>
J'accuse!Last year, SF Weekly reported on the legal travails of one Roy Werbel, an East Bay man who filed a pair of class-action suits in San Francisco Federal court. His claim: The deceiving monikers of Froot Loops and Crunchberries cereals had, for years, bamboozled him into believing the break ... More >>
Maybe not a berry, exactly...Last year, SF Weekly reported on the legal travails of one Roy Werbel, an East Bay man who filed a pair of class-action suits in San Francisco Federal court. His claim: The deceiving monikers of Froot Loops and Crunchberries cereals had, for years, bamboozled him ... More >>
You lied to me, bird! Last month we reported on Roy Werbel, the East Bay man who sued Froot Loops in San Francisco Federal court because he claims he was misled into purchasing the product for years in the belief it contained fruit. Apparently we're in the midst of toucan-hunting season bot ... More >>
Get a flu shot, kidsKellogg's just can't get a break. First, one pissed-off cereal consumer realizes that Froot Loops cereal contains no actual fruit and decides to sue for false advertising. Now Kellogg's is dealing with more false advertising claims, this time from San Francisco City Attorney, ... More >>
Life, death, sports, and Froot Loops. That's what kind of a week it was in San Francisco. You know, if you have half as much fun taking this quiz as we had writing it -- then we had twice as much fun as you. On to the quiz: 1. Which of the following statements wasn't uttered by Officer Noel Schwa ... More >>
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Torte reform: Not sure if this means we live in the most litigious society ever or the stupidest. Slashfood left us slackmouthed with news that a woman in Cali tried to sue Quaker Oats parent PepsiCo because she felt the word "berries" implied th ... More >>