February 14th, 2020
In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the marketers of Arizona Fruit Snacks for allegedly falsely advertising the snacks as “all natural” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain synthetic ingredients. (Silva et al v. Hornell Brewing Co. et al, Case No. 20-cv-756, E.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of lawsuits filed against Arizona
September 23rd, 2019
September 2019: The Lockhart case was transferred from a court in California to one in New York. (Lockhart et al v. Beverage Marketing USA, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-5345, E. D. NY.) April 2019: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Beverage Marketing USA, Hornell Brewing Co., and AriZona Beverage Company for allegedly falsely marketing its Green
July 31st, 2019
July 2019: This case was transferred to a court in New York where a related case, Kubilius v. Arizona Beverage Co., was filed. (Ashour v. AriZona Beverages, Case No. 19-cv-7081, S. D. NY.) May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against AriZona Beverages for allegedly falsely advertising that beverages contain “No Preservatives” when, according to
July 31st, 2019
July 2019: The claims of one of the named plaintiffs (Kubilius) were voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The claims of the other two named plaintiffs (Kailey and Van Peebles) remain pending. October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Arizona Beverage Co. for allegedly misleadingly marketing its beverages as
July 27th, 2017
March 2013: A federal judge granted the companies’ motion for summary judgment finding that plaintiffs have not presented any evidence showing that certain ingredients are artificial and a significant portion of the public would be confused by the labels. To learn more and read the court’s decision, click here. March 2010: A class-action lawsuit was
July 19th, 2011
Who Can You Complain to in Arizona? Office of the Consumer Information and Complaints Phoenix Office 1275 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2926 (602)-542-5763/(800) 352-8431 Tucson Office 400 W. Congress, South Building, Suite 315, Tucson, AZ 85701-1367 (520) 628-6648/(800) 352-8431 E-mail: email@example.com To file a complaint online, click here. Arizona’s Laws Here’s a snapshot of Arizona’s
November 3rd, 2019
FTC complaint also features deceptive health and income claims.
October 22nd, 2019
September 2019: The named plaintiff Young filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the court’s decision to compel arbitration. Later in September, two of the named plaintiffs (Carr and Stanton) filed a lawsuit in an Arizona court similarly alleging that the university misleadingly represents that its doctoral programs can be completed in 60 credit hours when,
October 2nd, 2019
Health and wellness products MLM allegedly rewarded recruitment over product sales.
July 10th, 2019
In July 2019, based on a consumer tip, TINA.org investigated Snow Teeth Whitening’s marketing and determined that it is improperly using an FDA logo in violation of the FDA’s Logo Policy. Specifically, the Arizona-based dental cosmetics company prominently featured an FDA logo in its marketing materials, including its product packaging, website, and social media platforms
April 9th, 2019
In connection with its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter investigation, TINA.org collected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) associated with each vehicle in its sampling of 2019 Sprinter vans, which were listed for sale online by Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the U.S. between February and March 2019. As explained in more detail here, TINA.org used the 11th digit of the VIN,
November 15th, 2018
October 2018: This lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-3161, D. AZ.) August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against PVH Retail Stores for allegedly deceptively marketing the prices of items sold at Tommy Hilfiger outlet stores to make customers believe that the outlet prices have been significantly reduced by comparing outlet store
October 19th, 2018
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Arizona Canning Company and Stater Bros. Markets in October 2016 (and transferred to federal court in November 2016). According to the complaint, the company deceives consumers by packaging Sun Vista whole bean products in opaque containers with labels showing images of beans with little to no water
August 30th, 2018
Experts weigh in on how to avoid being a victim of these latest campus scams.
August 9th, 2018
“False dreams of wealth” are touted in an attempt to make up for products that are “snake oil,” complaint alleges.
December 27th, 2017
When it came to keeping ads honest in 2017, TINA.org was plenty busy.
November 2nd, 2017
Federal class-action lawsuit turns up heat on Jeunesse.
June 22nd, 2017
June 2017: A federal judge dismissed the claims in the consolidated action. Some of the claims were dismissed while others – including certain claims of fraud – were dismissed . Plaintiffs have until July 13, 2017 to file an amended complaint. October 2016: A Consolidated Class Action Complaint was filed, which consolidates several lawsuits filed
May 4th, 2017
A viral marketing campaign leaves the makers of this swim suit drowning in unfulfilled orders.
February 14th, 2017
TINA.org investigated Plexus Worldwide, an Arizona-based MLM company that markets nutritional supplements, weight-loss, and personal care products, and found a plethora of issues. Chief among them are that the company and its distributors make numerous unsubstantiated health and income claims to market Plexus products and its business opportunity. As a result of TINA.org’s findings, on