(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CINCINNATI, Feb. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (Ortega vs. Kroger Co. Case No. BC536034) alleges Kroger (NYSE:KR) has engaged in a deceptive and misleading marketing scheme to promote "Simple Truth" store brand chicken as having been sourced from chickens raised "cage free in a humane environment." The complaint, filed by another firm, claims that consumers are paying premium prices for poultry treated more humanely than competitors' chickens, when in fact the chickens are treated no differently than other mass-produced chickens on the market.
Consumers residing in the state of Ohio who have purchased the Kroger brand Simple Truth chicken products based on Kroger's marketing claims are encouraged to contact Brian Giles, Esq. at (513) 345-8181 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this action, without any cost of obligation.
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