February 28th, 2018
February 2018: The parties reached a settlement agreement that would resolve this case. The terms have not yet been disclosed. 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Nature’s Way in January 2016. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company deceptively markets coconut oils – including Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Nature’s
September 25th, 2017
July 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve the claims in this case. According to the settlement terms, each class member will be awarded a pro rata share of the $775,000 settlement fund after other fees (including notice and administration fees) are paid. In addition, the company stopped using the
May 24th, 2017
February 2017: A state court judge granted final approval of this settlement. November 2016: A state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against BetterBody Food & Nutrition. The complaint alleges that BetterBody deceptively markets its Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Naturally Refined Coconut Oil as healthy in violation of California
May 4th, 2017
In April 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Carrington Tea Company for allegedly falsely advertising Carrington Farms coconut oil products as healthy and a healthy alternative to butter and various cooking oil when the coconut oil products are, according to plaintiffs, unhealthy because they contain dangerous amounts of saturated fat, which causes health risks
December 1st, 2016
In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against All Market, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Vita Coco coconut oil as healthy and a healthy alternative to butter when the coconut oil actually contains high levels of saturated fat, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and other serious illnesses. (Gilbert et al v. All
November 16th, 2016
In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Viva Labs for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as healthy, as well as a healthy alternative to butter and other cooking oils when, in reality, the coconut oil’s total fat and saturated fat content make it unhealthy and a less healthy alternative.
April 13th, 2016
March 2016: This lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Boulton et al v. Carrington Tea Company, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-1740, C. D. CA.) February 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Carrington Tea Co. for allegedly deceptively marketing Carrington Farms Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Cooking Oil. The complaint alleges that the
February 29th, 2016
In January 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nutiva, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing various Nutiva coconut oil products, including Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and Refined Coconut Oil. The complaint alleges that the company misleadingly markets coconut oils as healthy, as well as a healthy alternative to butter and
August 15th, 2014
When a product doesn’t qualify as a drug, you can’t market it as such.
March 29th, 2016
Be wary of these five alleged cooked-up cooking oil claims.
December 8th, 2016
Here’s what we accomplished in 2016 with your help.
November 16th, 2016
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Iovate Health Sciences in September 2016. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the company markets a line of weight-loss supplements – including Garcinia Cambogia Plus, Garcinia Cambogia Plus Gummies, Coconut Oil, Green Coffee Bean, Matcha Green Tea Plus, Probiotics Plus Weight Loss, Raspberry Ketones Plus, Konjac
October 7th, 2015
TINA.org investigation delves into claims by Florida-based anti-aging MLM.
December 21st, 2015
What we did this year at TINA.org.