• Slack Fill: Is This Deception or Just a Bunch of Air?
  • May 31, 2017 | Authors: Melissa A. Conrad-Alam; Meghana D. Shah
  • Law Firms: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Atlanta Office; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - New York Office
  • New York Law Journal



    This question is popping up in federal and state courts around the country, as plaintiffs' lawyers seek class action status for claims that the empty space in food and beverage containers, referred to as "slack fill," is misleading and deceptive to consumers. As the flurry of suites continues, the question remains: Are these allegations just a bunch of air?

    In their article for the New York Law Journal, Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Meghana Shah and Melissa Conrad-Alam explore the growing trend of this litigation and the legal theories that are currently being used on both sides, and examine the changing landscape for food and beverage litigation in view of these types of claims.