By: Chen Chao-fu and Elaine Hou
Kaohsiung, July 10 (CNA) On behalf of 20,000 students and teachers, the Consumer Protection Association (消保會) filed a class-action lawsuit Friday with a district court against edible oil makers that have sold sub-standard products to schools to make school lunch meals.
The suit was filed against two scandal-ridden companies, Cheng I Food Co. (正義股份) and Chang Guann Co. (強冠企業).
Along with the suit, the association also demanded NT$3.7 billion (US$ 119 million) in compensation for the students and teachers.
Before Friday’s move, the association had also filed another class-action suit on behalf of 3,700 consumers against Chang Chi Foodstuff Co. and in its verdict in May, the Changhua District Court ordered the company pay NT$91.05 million in compensation to a group of consumers who had bought sub-standard cooking oil produced by the company. [FULL STORY]