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The Rates at Spark Energy

July 15th, 2019

June 2019: This case was transferred from a court in Illinois to another in New Jersey where a similar case (Rolland v. Spark Energy) is pending. (Case No. 19-cv-14114, D. NJ.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Spark Energy for allegedly using a bait-and-switch marketing scheme in which it lures consumers to switch


Spark Energy Rates

April 26th, 2017

In April 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spark Energy for allegedly using a bait-and-switch marketing scheme by offering consumers an initial teaser rate for their electricity and a subsequent “variable market rate” without telling consumers that the variable rate is “substantially higher” than the teaser rate and does not actually fluctuate based on


Spark Energy

January 4th, 2016

In December 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spark Energy (a supplier of electricity and natural gas) for allegedly engaging in a deceptive bait-and-switch scheme. According to the complaint, the company promises customers who switch from their local utilities to Spark will save on their monthly energy bill and pay competitive variable rates based


AdvoCare’s 24-Day Challenge and AdvoCare Spark

May 21st, 2019

March 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case because the plaintiffs did not include “credible or persuasive scientific studies to support their false advertising claims.” Later in March, the named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal of the case. January 2018: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. 2017: In May,


V8 Energy Drinks

March 6th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Campbell Soup Company regarding the marketing for V8 Energy, V8 Energy – Sparkling, and V8 Energy – Diet. The complaint claims that the company: Falsely markets that the caffeine in the drinks provides “steady energy” and does not cause a crash when, according to plaintiffs, these


Make Sure Your Energy Savings Products Really Save you Money

January 10th, 2012

As prices for electricity and gas soar, companies have been offering energy-saving devices that should save you bucks.  In many cases, these companies are legitimate and their products earn the government-backed “Energy Star” seal of approval. But some products are not saving you much, if at all.   There are two main reasons why this


TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

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 BBB’s National



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