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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Deceptively Large Junior Mints Boxes

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought last year against Tootsie Roll Industries, the Chicago-based makers of Junior Mints, on the grounds that there were no actual damages in buying a box that was more air than candy — so-called slack fill packaging. “That she expected to receive something more than what she got, in and of itself, does not constitute actual damages,” U.S. District Judge John Lee said in the order, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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