January 24th, 2019
September 2018: A federal judge denied the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification finding that they did not establish several of the requirements for class certification. The judge found that the plaintiffs may be able to fix the problems and gave them until February 21, 2019 to file a renewed motion for class certification. April 2015:
January 9th, 2014
In January 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sensa Products, LLC for allegedly falsely advertising Sensa weight-loss crystals. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company’s advertisements promise consumers who use the product can lose weight without dieting when, in reality, the product cannot provide the promised weight-loss benefits. In addition, plaintiffs claim the company
January 7th, 2014
Sprinkle, eat and lose weight is just unproven, says FTC.
February 15th, 2013
What do you get when you market a “tastant” crystal as a surefire way to lose over 30 pounds in six months?
October 31st, 2019
FTC flags TV ads for prescription drug lawsuits.
March 7th, 2019
Counting up issues with study sure to be a sleep aid.
September 25th, 2018
Influencer gets FTC rules on disclosure wrong.
February 21st, 2018
February 2018: The named plaintiff filed a class-action lawsuit in a Minnesota court making similar allegations (i.e., that Target misleadingly claims that the towelettes will “gently” remove makeup when they are actually “harsh” and may cause users to have an allergic reaction, such as a burning sensation and red skin). (McAteer et al v. Target
June 20th, 2017
In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Combe, Inc. for, among other things, allegedly deceptively representing that Just For Men® Jet Black is safe and cosmetically effective without warning consumers that the product is dangerous and increases the risk of severe physical injuries, including rashes, itching, swelling, burning sensations, and shortness of breath.
May 22nd, 2017
False advertising and wrongful death are among a plethora of allegations filed against the supplement retailer.
January 5th, 2017
2019 •2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Truth in Advertising: Why Brands are Held to Higher Standards Than Politicians“ Andrew Frank, November 13, 2019 “The FTC is far from the only organization policing false advertising. There’s a longstanding network of nonprofit watchdogs, such as Truthinadvertising.org and the
December 7th, 2016
“Two easy payments of $19.95” proves elusive for TINA.org reader’s boyfriend.
January 1st, 2016
Is losing weight on your New Year’s resolution list?
January 1st, 2016
Be wary of claims like these when making (and keeping) New Year’s resolutions for 2016.
November 17th, 2015
DOJ files an indictment against USPlabs and top execs.
October 6th, 2015
Discounted athletic wear carries enrollment into thorny monthly subscription service.
June 29th, 2015
Below are 200 examples of Made in the USA misrepresentations on Walmart.com found between June 22 and July 13, 2015. Group 1: Instances in which the Walmart.com USA label is inconsistent with information contained on the product packaging or manufacturer’s website. Errors 1-35 are from TINA.org’s June sampling; Errors 36-40 are from TINA.org’s July sampling.
January 29th, 2015
Website really links to Vitalie Skin Care Serum and Lumalift Eye Cream, which have secrets of their own.
October 29th, 2014
This proposed agreement is not as absurd as media coverage may have led you to believe.
October 28th, 2014
Why yes it did. But you should know that there’s a certain spin to this tale featured in current ads.