Lawsuit: Nellie’s Hens are Mistreated and Eggs Aren’t Free-Range

The newly filed lawsuit suggests the namesake products of Nellie’s Free Range Eggs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

A class-action lawsuit against the company and its parent, Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC, contends that Nellie’s is “misrepresenting to the public” how it treats eggs on its cartons and website, according to the complaint filed late Wednesday in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. 

The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by New York Business Journal, states that Nellie’s profits “come at the expense of consumer trust and cruel treatment of laying hens.”

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