Lawsuit: Frozen pizza makers accused of poisoning customers
Does the class action suit stand a chance?
- Duration 4:54
- Date Jan 30, 2013
Does the class action suit stand a chance?
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It -- escorted back in session on the docket today a multi million dollar class action lawsuit targeting America's favorite frozen pizza makers.
Accusing companies like still -- and Asia -- know of deliberately.
You their customers.
Joining me now former prosecutor.
Now defense attorney and Fox News contributor -- -- -- and Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin.
This is not the first lawsuit of its kind against.
A particular products that they find objectionable in these in these Pete says but tell us -- what is the plaintiff's case.
Well what she's saying she goes she goes a little overboard that's what you wish you lose a little credibility I had an injection is -- -- -- client -- out there.
I don't care I'm I'm analyzing your honor but she's saying it's points -- ways in which you saying is.
They're using inferior products.
That they don't need inferior toxic carcinogenic.
Products she says yes exactly that and -- -- you don't with the boys.
Adjusting the only reason why they're doing that is to increase their profits and also allows them to you the pizza the cheapest pizza in -- frozen food section and let's face it.
If you're buying frozen greens -- as opposed to fresh pizza.
Probably money is a little bit of an issuing -- lights though you're it's probably gonna make a difference which is the cheapest seats here -- -- -- At what cost you're selling the cheapest beads that because it got an ingredient that causes cancer and Mayor -- you get an avenue new York and the whole country -- -- You can happen anywhere in the country but we're allowing it to be -- in.
This is what I heard as well Mercedes and so I I read the papers ailment got away -- -- I -- frozen pizza in my in my freezer I had it when I was for a having now I'm not -- -- but.
What -- -- even there it's selling bright I'd imagine.
Not that -- -- does.
Hey -- -- factly writing it's amazing I've had a nickel for everytime I heard profits over people when I stepped in court representing clients in this very same fashion.
I'd be a multi millionaire but bottom line is this.
They the FDA requires that the label have trans fat and -- the -- -- -- he had been on the label at this trans fat for the frozen -- it's one gram.
So if that's only if he requires that its consumer information in the marketplace let the consumer make that decision if you -- -- have trans fat.
You go to McDonald's look at the French Fries if you want to -- and -- have a -- of it on land or.
Beat Marty you're there -- -- yeah isn't news flash trans fat is terrible for you it is terrible for you and it can lead to heart disease and other things.
As can regular fat in other facts and things -- starting -- -- then sought.
Her point is it's it's unlawful some how to put it in into this product -- does she claim that under representing the amount of trans fat in the -- -- no pizza.
Now I think she's she's claiming look this is one of the lawsuit that you -- -- try to -- -- in the -- that.
May not be trying to actually win the loss will mean trying to establish changed and I think she's got a shot at doing is look we're discussing it now -- the it's in California about people's Republican of California law -- -- regular -- that that is well but what you try to save -- that there are.
Healthier alternatives that do the same thing that only a little bit more expensive not prohibitively expensive.
It's -- -- to -- gonna go from five dollars and seven dollars an -- from five dollars to five dollars and fifteen cents.
So she's she's trying to get the word out there that why are we putting these products that are known to cause cancer we're still using them well the.
I don't know they are -- Mercedes she claims.
That trans fat because he can cause a hundred your heart disease diabetes breast prostate prostate -- record cancel alzheimer's cognitive decline.
And yet the FDA says.
It's not a poison and it's not a carcinogen.
Exactly right I mean they made the conclusion that's only tell the manufacturers if -- do you -- trans fat.
In -- the public.
They make their decision as to whether they want to purchase -- or not.
There's so many items that have trance that naturally I mentioned -- me it's my iron there on the in our society -- it's not.
-- you know I think we've decided not to do that we don't let the consumer decide whether they want to Wear a seatbelt I'm not a seat -- -- you any help her when you look at it doesn't happen.
Going on in our country whether we like it or not.
I seat -- only saved my life it doesn't -- anybody else's life.
And yet we've mandated we have to Wear seatbelts the country and then look at mandated -- yeah everybody and -- it or not there's no.
Proof that it's a point obviously there have been.
-- -- lawsuit against Pasco Burger King McDonald's or Rios.
And in most of these cases the person that the company lines of just taking the trans fats out so you're right the -- -- -- me more about trying to change their behavior than getting money.
Good debate cannot thank you.
Well we are.