Chicago (AP) Anyone who has ever struggled to get a last bit of toothpaste or other substance out of a tube may have pulled for an Illinois woman who literally tried to make a federal case out of just such a frustration. But a Chicago federal judge has tossed Alana Hillen’s class-action lawsuit against Blistex Inc. that alleged she was cheated because her tube of Medicated Lip Ointment couldn’t be entirely emptied.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ( reports Judge Elaine Bucklo said in a Wednesday ruling that most consumers understand there will always be some product they can’t get out of a container. For that and other reasons, she said Hillen can’t plausibly claim she was deceived. Hillen’s lawyer said the plaintiffs are considering their options, which could include an appeal.