Results for "bait and switch"

Cashforiphones.com Bait and Switch Scheme

June 9th, 2016

In June 2016, a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Cashforiphones.com (a company that buys used iPhones, smartphones, laptop computers, and tablets) was transferred from a court in California to one in Nevada. The complaint, which was originally filed in March 2015, alleges that the company runs a bait and switch scam where the company generates


AT&T’s Bait and Switch Tactics

June 9th, 2016

In June 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against AT&T for allegedly using bait and switch tactics by advertising calling plans on the packaging of GoPhones that AT&T does not offer. The named plaintiff claims that, when he was activating the phone, AT&T informed him that it did not have the “10¢ per minute for


BevMo!’s Bait and Switch Tactics

May 19th, 2016

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against BevMo! for allegedly engaging in a bait and switch scheme by advertising certain wines as having high ratings when, in reality, the wines being sold are from different vintages and therefore do not have the same rating as those advertised. (Liang et al v. Bevmo!, Case No.


AT&T’s Bait-and-Switch Marketing

July 2nd, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against AT&T for allegedly deceptively using a bait-and-switch advertising scheme in which it advertises flat monthly rates for wireless service plans when, according to plaintiffs, the company fails to disclose certain fees and the amount customers pay each month is actually higher than advertised. (Vianu et al


Vivid Seats Bait-and-Switch Scheme

March 22nd, 2019

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Vivid Seats uses a bait-and-switch scheme to lure consumers to buy tickets to concerts and sporting events by offering percentage discounts off of the original prices of tickets when, according to the plaintiffs, consumers who purchase these tickets actually pay the original price for them.


North American Power and Gas Rates

June 7th, 2018

March 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. January 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members who were enrolled in a variable rate plan will receive a cash refund of at least $2, the exact amount dependent on how much electricity


Cigna Health and Life Insurance Affordable Care Act Plans

October 1st, 2014

In September 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. for allegedly deceptively engaging in a bait and switch scheme. Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the company misleadingly represented that physicians and hospitals participated in the Affordable Care Act Plans when, in reality, they did not. (Davison et al


Bait & Switch Advertising

March 4th, 2014

Advertised deals get consumers in the door but not necessarily the price or product they wanted.


Expedia Member Hotels

May 19th, 2017

Class-action lawsuit alleges booking site is engaging in a “classic bait and switch.”


The Room Rates at Hilton Hotels

August 6th, 2019

In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Hilton Worldwide Holdings for allegedly operating a bait and switch pricing scheme by deceptively advertising low prices for its hotel rooms during the booking process but then increasing the room rate charged when guests check out of the hotel. (Jesse et al v. Hilton Worldwide Holdings,


Lifetime Memberships to 24 Hour Fitness

February 26th, 2018

December 2017: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for June 1, 2018. For more information, go to https://prepaidmembershipsettlement.com/. November 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would resolve this action and another similar state court case, Shah v. 24 Hour


MyPillow’s BOGO Codes

December 12th, 2017

December 2017: The company asked the Court to temporarily stay the case pending final approval of a related nationwide settlement in a California case, Amiri v. My Pillow. October 2017: This case was remanded back to state court. April 2017: This case was transferred to federal court. March 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was


Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Energy Rates

September 19th, 2017

In June 2017, a federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Gas & Electric alleging that the company engages in a “bait and switch trap.” The July 2014 complaint alleges that the energy supplier promises consumers who switch to their energy supplier will pay competitive market-based rates and save on


Loans from PayPal Credit

July 26th, 2017

A class-action lawsuit was filed against PayPal Credit for, among other things, allegedly engaging in bait and switch tactics by offering consumers loans and deceptively hiding the final terms of the loans until after consumers accept the terms. The lawsuit was filed in state court in May 2017 and transferred to federal court in June


TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 ​​​​​​ “TINA.org leads charge against deceptive Instagram ads“ David Perera, August 20, 2019 “The Madison, Connecticut-based organization has taken on everything from deceptive cancer treatment claims to the Kardashian family’s melding of their televised-lifestyle with paid marketing. TINA.org began warning college students in



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