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FauxYo Meltdown: Yogurtland's Allegedly Breakin' the Law!

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The accused. (Photo by Melle Music via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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When bad things happen to good people, the arm of the law must be raised in a fist and shaken hard! Such is the case when bad frozen yogurt-makers make fake frozen yogurt in a dirty way. Say what? Okay, so we're paraphrasing the press release that caused a collective gasp in the local foodie scene: Yogurtland has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit which alleges that they are being a bit shady when it comes to how they name, make, and serve their "frozen yogurt." Here's the scoop:

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2009 -- The Phan Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit was filed on September 23, 2009 in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles, on behalf of all purchasers of a certain so-called “frozen yogurt” product made and/or marketed by Yogurtland International, LLC (“Yogurtland”). The Complaint alleges that Yogurtland’s product does not meet the California manufacturing standards for “frozen yogurt.” Also, Yogurtland does not list the ingredients in each of the products served and failed to provide its ingredients upon inquiry. Moreover, Yogurtland has illegal and unsanitary business practices. By and through their staff’s own admission, Yogurtland, in violation of California law, reclaims and reuses product by either (1) emptying their product from the soft-serve machines and reusing old product the next morning or (2) leaving product in the soft-serve machines overnight for reuse the next day. Such practices create potential health hazards to customers. So that no other consumers are similarly deceived, Plaintiff has initiated this lawsuit to compel Yogurtland to disclose to the public that they are not selling frozen yogurt in violation of California law.

Shocked? Outraged? Or is it still one of your favorite cheap, sweet, treat shops, no matter what they call it? (We're kind of partial to FauxYo, really.)