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TripleFlex Supplements

November 14th, 2017

November 2017: TINA.org filed an brief opposing the terms of the proposed settlement because, among other things, it does not eradicate the deception at issue and therefore is unfair to consumers. To read TINA.org’s full brief, click here. For a summary of TINA.org’s legal efforts in this case, click here. June 2017: The parties amended


Status and Updates

November 14th, 2017

November 13, 2017: TINA.org files brief as amicus curiae opposing the proposed settlement reached by the parties, as well as a Motion for Leave to file the brief.


Summary of Action

November 14th, 2017

Several class-action lawsuits have been filed across the country over the advertising of glucosamine supplements, all alleging that the various marketers of the products falsely label them as able to provide numerous joint benefits without having competent scientific evidence to support such marketing claims. In the spring of 2017, the parties to a class action pending against


Stream Energy and Ignite

October 24th, 2017

October 2017: The U.S. Supreme Court denied , meaning that the Fifth Circuit’s decision to certify the class stands and that the case is returning to the trial court for proceedings. April 2017: Defendants/Appellants filed a Petition for a Writ of asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. September 2016: The Fifth Circuit


Quorn Products Containing Mycoprotein

September 7th, 2017

September 2017: A federal judge granted plaintiff’s motion for final approval of the revised settlement. July 2017: The parties amended the settlement agreement. Among other things, the revised terms require that Quorn product labels state “Mycoprotein is a mold (member of the fungi family). There have been rare cases of allergic reactions to products that


Duracell Ultra Advanced and Ultra Power Batteries

July 26th, 2017

March 2016: The U.S. Supreme Court denied . January 2015: TINA.org filed an amicus brief supporting a December 2015 Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, which urges the Court to review the case. July 2015: An appellate court judge affirmed the district court’s approval of the settlement of this lawsuit.


CVS Algal-900 DHA

June 29th, 2017

September 2016: A federal judge granted TINA.org’s Motion for leave to file the second letter as . August 2016: TINA.org files a second letter as amicus curiae opposing the amended settlement agreement. June 2016: TINA.org filed a letter as opposing the proposed settlement. To learn more about TINA.org’s involvement in the case, click here. Later


TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Black Friday 2017: 5 sneaky signs a deal isn’t actually worth it“ Gina Ragusa, 20 November, 2017 “The best way around misleading advertising and wasted time is to first check a retailer’s website for fine print — and review their return policy, lest you get


Status & Updates

June 6th, 2016

September 20, 2016: Court grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave to file second amicus curiae letter. August 16, 2016: TINA.org files a second letter with the Court as amicus curiae, this time opposing the amended settlement agreement and again urging the Court to deny preliminary approval of the settlement. June 24, 2016: The parties reach an amended settlement agreement,


Marketing of Vitaminwater

April 19th, 2016

April 2016: A federal judge issued a decision granting final approval of the settlement. January 2016: Plaintiffs moved for final approval of the settlement, which was preliminarily approved in October 2015. Later that month, TINA.org filed a brief as opposing the terms of the proposed settlement. For a summary of TINA.org’s legal efforts in this


Status and Updates

January 15th, 2016

March 21, 2016: The U.S. Supreme Court denied . January 14, 2016: TINA.org files amicus brief in support of Petition for Writ of to the United States Supreme Court, urging the Court to review this case. &nbs


Summary of Action

January 15th, 2016

In 2013, the Gillette Company and Proctor & Gamble settled a class-action lawsuit over the allegedly deceptive marketing of Duracell Ultra batteries.  (Plaintiffs alleged that the companies falsely marketed Ultra batteries as lasting longer than the standard CopperTop batteries when that wasn’t the case.)  The settlement provided $5.68 million to the plaintiffs’ attorneys, $6 million worth of Duracell products


Summary of Action

January 13th, 2016

Since 2009, several class-action lawsuits have been filed against Coca-Cola and its subsidiary Glacéau, all alleging that the companies falsely advertise Vitaminwater as a healthy alternative to soda. In fact, Vitaminwater is marketed as a “nutrient enhanced water beverage” that is good for your immune system and eyes, among other things, when, in reality, a


Status and Updates

January 13th, 2016

April 7, 2016: Judge issues an opinion explaining the March final approval of the settlement. March 21, 2016: Judge approves the settlement over TINA.org’s and others’ objections. February 26, 2016: Judge grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave at the Final Fairness Hearing but reserves judgment on whether to approve or reject the proposed settlement agreement. February 19, 2016: Plaintiffs file an


TINA.org’s Legal Efforts

December 1st, 2015

In this section, you’ll find TINA.org’s collection of notification and warning letters that our legal team has sent to companies, as well as complaint letters filed with various government agencies and private entities alerting them to misleading and deceptive ads. For each set of letters, you’ll also find the evidence TINA.org uses to support its


Summary of Action

November 30th, 2015

A class-action lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of Texas against an venture promoting energy services known as Stream Energy.  The plaintiffs alleged, among other things, that the company is actually a pyramid scheme, that they lost money as a result of being deceptively lured in by the company, and that the company is


Status & Updates

November 30th, 2015

October 2, 2017: The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari, meaning that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming the District Court’s decision to certify the plaintiff class stands and that the case is returning to the trial court for proceedings. April 28, 2017: Defendants/Appellants file a Petition for a Writ of with the


Vitaminwater

June 23rd, 2015

June 2015: After a class member filed a Notice of Appeal indicating that he was appealing the Court’s final approval of the settlement agreement and the approval of attorneys’ fees, the parties agreed to dismiss the appeal with prejudice (meaning that the appeal cannot be refiled). The terms of the dismissal have not been disclosed



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