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Wise Potato Chips Sued for Bags Being Filled With Too Much Air

It’s one of life’s great disappointments: You open up a bag of chips and it’s only meagerly filled with the crisp of your choice. Two customers decided to stand up for the little guy and filed a lawsuit against Wise Foods for under-filling potato chip bags. The proposed class action lawsuit claims that in comparison to snack competitors, Wise chips are ripping off consumers with chip bags that are filled up only one-third of the way. The parties are seeking damages for consumers in New York and Washington, D.C., as well as packaging changes. As the litigation is currently pending, Wise will not address the specifics of plaintiffs' allegations.

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Storm Lake Times

This Family-Run Rural Newspaper Won a Pulitzer for Taking On Big Agricultural Companies

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In-N-Out Sued This Small-Town Barbershop for Stealing Its Name

A barbershop in Puerto Rico has caught the attention of regional award-winning burger chain In-N-Out, and not in a good way. In-N-Out (the West Coast burger chain) is suing In.N.Out (the small-town barbershop in Puerto Rico) for trademark infringement, according to legal court documents. In-N-Out Burger originally sent a cease and desist letter and even offered to send a translation of the letter in Spanish to the defendant, barbershop owner Luis Rivera Serrano, according to TMZ. After a second letter was sent to the defendant in January (which never received a response), In-N-Out took action and filed a trademark infringement lawsuit. The chain is demanding “all profits and damages from the infringement.”

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