January 22nd, 2020
In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nylabone Corp. for misleadingly marketing Nylabone pet products – including dental sprays, dental chews, toothpastes, edible treats, and interactive treats (i.e., chew toys with edible treats inside) – as natural when, according plaintiffs, they contain non-natural and synthetic ingredients. (Scandore et al v. Nylabone Corp., Case
October 23rd, 2019
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Newell Brands and NUK USA for allegedly misleadingly marketing that NUK® Orthodontic Pacifiers promote healthy oral development in children and improve their dental health by correcting the position of teeth and jaws when, according to plaintiffs, the pacifiers do not provide the advertised dental health benefits.
September 5th, 2019
Odds are you being good at trivia is not enough if you want to pay off your student loan debt with this app.
August 28th, 2019
In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019, which revealed that 92 percent promote at least one product or television/YouTube program that is appropriate for – and targeted at – children under the
August 22nd, 2019
A review of the FTC’s Made in USA enforcement actions
July 10th, 2019
In July 2019, based on a consumer tip, TINA.org investigated Snow Teeth Whitening’s marketing and determined that it is improperly using an FDA logo in violation of the FDA’s Logo Policy. Specifically, the Arizona-based dental cosmetics company prominently featured an FDA logo in its marketing materials, including its product packaging, website, and social media platforms
May 8th, 2019
TINA.org finds gaps in orthodontic startup’s marketing.
February 13th, 2019
Streaming service advertises a monthly rate for a wrestling package that has no monthly plan.
January 28th, 2019
Spoiler: Filing your taxes with this product “could cost you money” and those are TurboTax’s words.
July 31st, 2018
Smartphones marketed as “water resistant” are increasingly proving to be more resistant to warranties than water.
June 27th, 2018
May 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this case. According to the settlement terms, British Airways agreed to automatically place Avios (the frequent flyer miles members redeem for an award ticket to travel) into the accounts of class members who are still active members of the frequent flier program
June 15th, 2018
Matryoshka doll-like packaging sparks consumer complaints but is it deceptive?
June 6th, 2018
Questionable leaders and international bans are just the tip of the iceberg for this forex trading MLM.
September 7th, 2017
Be wary of claims to restore or rebuild tooth enamel as once it is lost, it is gone forever.
July 7th, 2017
May 2017: The claims in this action were resolved as part of a settlement in another case, Rafafsky v. Nissan. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a $500 voucher to use toward the purchase or lease of a new Infiniti vehicle, or a cash award in the amount of $30, plus an
June 29th, 2017
This helpline may be trying to sell you something.
May 31st, 2017
June 2015: The parties withdrew the appeal, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2014: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the November 2014 order. November 2014: A federal judge granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss this lawsuit finding, among other things, that because the FDA sets out labeling
January 5th, 2017
“The Influencer Election Is Here” Kate Knibbs, February 13, 2020 “‘Social-media-influencer political ads are definitely in the gray zone of the law, and I think that’s being charitable,’ says Bonnie Patten, executive director of the nonprofit Truth in Advertising. “ “FTC Alerted to Savage x Fenty Sketchy Membership Fees” Hazel Cills, February
December 19th, 2016
Vemma settlement clarifies FTC’s position on what constitutes a legitimate MLM.
February 11th, 2016
Is Big Pharma marketing a drug to help aging men with low sex drives or really selling a made-up disease?