My Evil Clone Is At It Again

I swear it’s not me.

I don’t even drink Snapple.

And I would definitely never file such a crazy, frivolous lawsuit.

How dare someone sully my good name!?

A New York man sued Cadbury Schweppes Plc on Friday, accusing the company of mislabeling certain products, including its Snapple juice and tea drinks, as “all natural” when they were not.

Hemant Mehta, who wants the suit to become a class action complaint, alleged that the drinks contained high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and “other non-natural products,” according to the suit filed in Manhattan federal court.

Mehta also accused the company of misleading consumers about the main ingredients in juice and tea drinks.

Mehta is seeking to represent all people who bought certain Cadbury Schweppes and Snapple drinks over the last six years, and wants damages of at least $100 million on their behalf.

Umm… how much?

Ok. It’s me. Ignore everything I wrote above.

If the Snapple people just send me $10 million, we’ll call it even and I’ll drop all charges.

Deal?


[tags]Hemant Mehta, Snapple, New York, Cadbury Schweppes Plc[/tags]

  • Maria

    wow. is there really someone with the exact same name as you??

  • http://elliptica.blogspot.com Lynet

    I notice your evil clone lives in New York.

  • Brendon

    Funny how a persons name starts creeping up when people start to notice them.

    Maybe it is another Hemant.

  • Miko

    I didn’t realize that you could sue on other people’s behalf and ask for the damages to be given to you. I think I’ll sue the Post Office for making stamps too expensive and demand that they give me 3 cents per letter sent, past and future. Should be enough to retire on…

  • http://emergingpensees.blogspot.com/ Mike C

    I don’t consider this to be a frivolous lawsuit. Someone needs to start holding these corporations accountable for lying to the public. The food industry is one of the major culprits in corporate greed and injustice these days.

    And I don’t think this guy gets to keep the $100 million for himself. Theoretically it would be distributed to all the people who bought these products over the past six years – so start saving your receipts!

  • Miko

    I don’t consider this to be a frivolous lawsuit. Someone needs to start holding these corporations accountable for lying to the public. The food industry is one of the major culprits in corporate greed and injustice these days.

    I’ll agree in principle. But let’s recall that HFCS is a fancy name for sugar. Are people really shocked to realize that a beverage contains sugar? Were they really operating under the false assumption that it didn’t?

    Honestly, his case has no chance. The phrase “all natural” means essentially nothing and the side of the bottle listed all the ingredients. Pizza Hut got sued a while back because their vegetable pizza wasn’t vegetarian (although to be fair they never claimed it was) and won their case on basically these grounds.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com FriendlyAtheist

    I don’t consider this to be a frivolous lawsuit. Someone needs to start holding these corporations accountable for lying to the public.

    I think it is frivolous only because of the obscene amount he’s asking for. I mean, I’m all for corporations being held accountable for what they say or do, but do we need a lawsuit worth so much to take care of this?

    And yes, it’s class action, so he wouldn’t be the only one getting a piece of the money. But I’m not sure how many people would (could?) join in on this… who keeps old Snapple receipts, even if they were from grocery store visits?

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