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TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “What do Snooki, Lindsay Lohan, and J. Lo have in common? The FTC put them on notice.“Janelle Nanos, 9 May 2017 “‘I think that brands have come to realize that this is an efficient and effective way of marketing,’ said Bonnie Patten, the executive


Stream Energy and Ignite

October 4th, 2016

September 2016: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision to certify the class, meaning that the case may proceed as a class action. May 2016: TINA.org filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the District Court’s decision to certify the class. To read TINA.org’s brief, click here. March 2016: The


CVS Algal-900 DHA

June 13th, 2016

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. May 2016: After the lawsuit was transferred to a court in New York, plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members with


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


Duracell Ultra Advanced and Ultra Power Batteries

January 21st, 2016

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. August 2014: The district court granted final approval


Status and Updates

January 15th, 2016

March 21, 2016: The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. January 14, 2016: TINA.org files amicus brief in support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari 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


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

April 28, 2017: Defendants/Appellants file a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. September 30, 2016: The Fifth Circuit affirms the District Court’s decision to certify the plaintiff class. May 16, 2016: TINA.org files amicus brief in favor of Plaintiffs/Appellees and in support of affirmance of the District Court’s decision to certify the class.


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


Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine Supplements

May 27th, 2015

May 2015: After the final fairness hearing in March, a federal judge granted final approval of this settlement. February 2015: TINA.org filed an brief opposing the terms of the proposed settlement as unfair to consumers because it does not remediate the deceptive marketing as alleged in plaintiffs’ complaint. For a summary of TINA.org’s legal efforts


Herbalife

May 19th, 2015

May 2015: After a final fairness hearing, a federal judge granted final approval of the proposed settlement of this class-action lawsuit. March 2015: TINA.org filed an brief opposing the proposed settlement as unfair to consumers. To read TINA.org’s full brief, click here. For a summary of TINA.org’s efforts in this case, click here. December 2014:


Walgreen Glucosamine Supplements

March 26th, 2015

March 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of the revised settlement agreement. January 2015: The parties to the lawsuit renegotiated the settlement agreement and filed an amended agreement in court. The amended agreement prohibits the defendants from conveying the message that its supplements can repair, strengthen, or rebuild cartilage (and is no longer limited


Summary of Action

March 17th, 2015

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Herbalife in 2013 alleging that the company deceptively markets and operates an illegal pyramid scheme, which charges inappropriate shipping and handling fees in order to bolster illegal profits. In October 2014, the parties reached a proposed settlement agreement that would essentially ban the estimated 1.3 million class members from ever


Herbalife Status & Updates

March 17th, 2015

May 14, 2015: The Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement. May 11, 2015: The Final Fairness Hearing is held in federal district court.  The judge grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave and thus is considering its objection to the settlement agreement, and will make her decision as to whether she approves or rejects the settlement



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