BFY Brands, Inc., maker of Our Little Rebellion snacks, faces a potential class action alleging that its one-ounce bags of popcorn contain up to 54 percent slack fill. Reaves v. BFY Brands, Inc., No. 18-2065 (S.D.N.Y., filed March 7, 2018). The plaintiff alleges that he bought bags of Popcorners products—including Smokin’ Jalapeño White Cheddar, Sweet Heat Chili and Sweetly Salted Caramel—but did not receive the amount he expected based on the size of the packages. Claiming violations of New York consumer-protection laws, deceptive and unfair trade practices, false advertising and fraud, the plaintiff seeks class certification, injunctive relief, damages, corrective advertising and attorney’s fees.

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