OCA v. Ben & Jerry’s

2018 CA 004850 B
July 9, 2018
Not judged
United States, District of Columbia

Consumer Protection Organizations
Organic Consumers Association
Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., Conopco, Inc.
Kim E. Richman

Civil court
Glyphosate, Roundup, Herbicide, AMPA
OCA demands a trial by jury. A declaration that Unilever’s conduct is in violation of the DC CPPA; an order enjoining Unilever’s conduct found to be in violation of the DC CPPA, as well as corrective advertising; an order granting OCA costs and disbursements, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expert fees.
Superior Court of District of Columbia, United States

OCA brings this action regarding the deceptive labeling, marketing, and sale of Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Products as humanely sourced and environmentally responsible, despite the fact that ingredients are sourced from inhumane dairy farms and some of the Products contain traces of glyphosate. On January 7, 2019, the defendant's motion to dismiss is denied. The defendants have until 01/22/2019 to file an answer to the complaint.