May 23rd, 2018
March 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the petition for permission to appeal but granted the company’s request to file another brief supporting the petition. November 2017: A federal judge certified three statewide classes for the three remaining named plaintiffs’ home states (specifically, California, Florida, and New York) but did not certify a
May 8th, 2015
In April 2015, a federal judge granted final approval of a $500,000 settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Bayer. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2008, alleged that Bayer misleadingly marketed its “One-A-Day WeightSmart” dietary supplements as having the ability to, among other things, increase metabolism, prevent weight gain, and help promote
March 15th, 2013
In February 2013, a federal court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Bayer for allegedly deceiving consumers with false advertising for Citrical CS, a calcium supplement, that claimed that a single dose of the supplement was equivalent to competing supplements, which require two doses. The basis of the complaint was a report published by the
October 30th, 2012
A class action was filed against Bayer for marketing its Women’s Low-Dose Aspirin plus Calcium and its Aspirin with Heart Advantage without FDA approval. The lawsuit also alleged that Bayer’s combination aspirin products could not provide all the advertised health benefits and were not suitable for long-term use. In October 2012, Bayer agreed to pay
January 10th, 2020
In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare and Beiersdorf for allegedly misleadingly marketing Coppertone sunscreens – including Water Babies Sunscreen Stick, Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, Kids Sunscreen Lotion, and Sport Face Sunscreen Lotion – as being mineral-based when, according to plaintiffs, the sunscreens often contain more chemical active ingredients than mineral
December 16th, 2019
December 2019: This case was transferred to a court in California to be heard with other similar cases in a multidistrict litigation. (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741) September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer AG and Monsanto Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Roundup as safe without adequately warning consumers
October 28th, 2019
NAD inquiry finds supporting evidence lacking.
April 2nd, 2019
December 2018: This action was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-2631, C. D. CA.) September 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for, among other things, deceptively advertising Coppertone Ultra Guard Sunscreens. Plaintiffs claim that the company: Deceptively advertises that the sunscreen provides “Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Protection from the Most Damaging
March 22nd, 2019
March 2019: A federal judge denied the company’s motion to dismiss. To read the full decision, click here. November 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely marketing Flintstones™ Gummies Complete Children’s Multivitamin Supplement and Flintstones™ Sour Gummies Complete Children’s Multivitamin Supplement as being “Complete” multivitamin supplements when, according
March 20th, 2018
NAD and maker of Airplus shoe insoles get off on the wrong foot over health-related claims.
December 27th, 2017
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare and Merck & Co. for allegedly misleadingly labeling Coppertone Sport High Performance SPF 30 sunscreen sprays and lotions as being “SPF 30” when, according to the complaint, scientific testing showed that the sunscreens contain an average SPF of only 13.9 or 14.8. The lawsuit was
September 19th, 2017
August 2016: This lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed because the parties entered a confidential settlement agreement. December 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer for allegedly falsely advertising the Flintstones Healthy Brain Support supplement (a gummy, chewable supplement with DHA) as able to “Support Healthy Brain Function” without scientific evidence to support such claims. (Gershman
April 5th, 2017
Company declines to comply with NAD recommendation that it nix claims that its product “kills” lice.
February 16th, 2017
In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer for allegedly deceiving consumers by misrepresenting the number of daily servings of vitamins in each bottle of ONE A DAY VitaCraves multivitamins. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the packaging makes consumers think that they should take one gummy each day and the number of gummies in
July 11th, 2016
May 2015: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons have not been disclosed. October 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely advertising Flintstone Healthy Brain Support, a dietary supplement containing Omega-3 DHA, as supporting healthy brain function without scientific evidence to support such claim. (Kaplan et al
March 3rd, 2016
In February 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Consumer Health for allegedly deceptively marketing Dr. Scholl’s “Custom Fit Orthotic” inserts. The complaint alleges that the company deceptively markets over-the-counter shoe inserts as “custom fitted orthotics” when, in reality, they are standardized, factory-manufactured inserts and do not compare to a custom orthotic device, which
December 18th, 2015
At what point do teams start selling their very name in homage of the all-mighty dollar?
September 11th, 2015
Makers of nasal allergy spray told to cease consumer preference claims.
April 27th, 2015
Bayer finally agrees to drop “nothing works faster” claim following review.
November 13th, 2014
In November 2014, a federal judge allowed some of the false advertising claims in a class-action lawsuit against Bayer to move forward. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2011, alleges that Bayer misleadingly markets Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic + Fiber and Phillips Colon Health Probiotic Caps as providing digestive health and immune system benefits