Complaint in Kansas federal court alleges that weight-loss organization and restaurant conspired to mislead customers about nutritional content of Weight Watchers Menu
Gilbert Randolph LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Weight Watchers and Applebee's For False Nutritional Advertising
Washington, DC (September 10, 2008)— Gilbert Randolph LLP, along with the law firms Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, P.C., SimmonsCooper LLC, and Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, announced today that they have filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas against Applebee's International, Inc., its corporate parent DineEquity, Inc., and Weight Watchers, Inc. on behalf of all U.S. citizens who have purchased meals from the Applebee's Weight Watchers® Menu during the past four years.
According to the complaint, the Applebee's Weight Watchers
Even more troubling is Weight Watchers' alleged role in this scheme. As one of the nation's most popular diet organizations, Weight Watchers has a loyal following of people trying to follow the Weight Watchers diet. According to the Complaint, however, Weight Watchers betrayed its supporters by developing, advertising, and approving a menu that is inconsistent with that diet.
"All of these companies appear to be taking advantage of customers who pay attention to nutritional information when they eat...