September 26th, 2018
In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against IKEA for allegedly misleadingly representing that customers who use a coupon to get $25 off of a purchase of $150 or more may return merchandise within 365 days for a full refund when, according to the complaint, customers who use the coupon to purchase multiple items
July 19th, 2016
In May 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Hobby Lobby stores for allegedly deceptively advertising discounts by representing on its coupons that consumers can get 40% off of “one item at regular price only.” The named plaintiff claims that she thought the coupon’s 40% off discount would be applied to an already discounted price
April 26th, 2013
May 2013: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Coupons.com for deceptively selling Daily Deals, gift certificates for various goods and services, that included expiration dates, even though California law prohibits the selling of gift certificates that expire. (Savett et
January 30th, 2019
Any item of YOUR choice or Barnes & Noble’s?
November 20th, 2018
Twitter exchange with consumer exposes how store may deactivate a coupon before it expires.
October 29th, 2018
October 2018: The case was transferred to a court in Florida to one in Alabama. (case No. 18-cv-1645, N. D. FL.) June 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hobby Lobby for allegedly falsely advertising “never-ending” sales. According to the complaint, the store’s coupons represent that percentage discounts will be taken off regular prices when,
March 19th, 2018
In March 2018, another class-action lawsuit was filed against Ulta Beauty for allegedly misleading consumers by repackaging returned products to make them look new, unused, and unopened and then reselling them as if they are new. Plaintiffs also allege that the store provides consumers with coupons for free products that it claims are redeemable at
June 29th, 2017
January 2017: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. Later in December, an objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to grant approval. July 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this lawsuit. According
January 5th, 2017
2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Fyre Festival investigation sparks conversation about power of influencers“ 30 January, 2019 “The marketing was incredible. No one disclosed they were ads. We find it very common for influencers to fail to disclose to consumers that they have a material connection with
October 11th, 2016
February 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. October 2015: A federal judge preliminary approved a settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either: A cash refund of 50% of the purchase price (those who do not have proof of purchased can recover a maximum
June 24th, 2015
A settlement agreement reached between the parties in a false advertising class-action lawsuit against BevMo, an alcoholic beverage retailer in the western United States, is scheduled for a final approval hearing on July 27, 2015. The complaint alleged that BevMo deceptively marketed its “5¢ sale.” Specifically, plaintiffs claimed that the company represented that consumers who
December 2nd, 2014
In September 2014, a federal judge approved a $5 million settlement of three consolidated false advertising class-action lawsuits against Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). The complaints, which were filed between 2005 and 2007, alleged that HP misrepresented facts about its ink cartridges and printers. For example, the complaint alleged that HP misleadingly claimed that the “smart chip”
October 29th, 2014
This proposed agreement is not as absurd as media coverage may have led you to believe.
April 21st, 2014
What you need to know about in-store tracking.
April 9th, 2014
In April 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the owners of Revel Casino for allegedly deceptively advertising that the casino would refund all losses on slot machines during the month of July 2013 when, in reality, consumers did not receive cash refunds and only received “free slot play coupons” with many restrictions. (Stern et
October 21st, 2013
Sonicare AirFloss settlement doesn’t adequately compensate consumers.
October 21st, 2013
Coupons are not the preferred choice in false ad class actions.
October 15th, 2013
Philips Sonicare Airfloss Settlement Doesn’t Adequately Compensate Consumers MADISON, CT., Oct. 16, 2013 — TINA.org (truthinadvertising.org) has filed a legal brief taking aim at a recent class-action settlement that compensates consumers with a voucher to buy more products from the same company they say falsely advertised its product. The terms do not provide a meaningful
October 8th, 2013
Here’s a list of some key cases.
September 12th, 2013
Urban Outfitters recently ran a promotion in which they gave out 10% off coupons alongside collectible pins in the mail. Here is the e-mail that ran with the physical mail offer: One TINA.org reader received the buttons but no coupon in the pouch. According to the reader, Urban Outfitters explained that “they ran out [of