June 29th, 2017
January 2014: After being transferred to another California court, this action was voluntarily dismissed. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. (Case No. 13-cv-7271, C. D. CA.) March 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. in March 2013 for allegedly misleading consumers about the nature of the unnatural ingredients
May 31st, 2017
September 2015: This action was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Packaged Foods for allegedly misleadingly labeling products – including Dole Tropical Fruit, Dole Mixed Fruit, Dole Diced Peaches, and Dole Mandarin Oranges – as “all natural” when they actually contain unnatural
January 5th, 2017
In December 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Packaged Foods for allegedly misleadingly representing snack foods – including its Fruit & Oatmeal, Parfait, and Mixations – are healthy when they actually contain substantial amounts of sugar. (Ramirez et al v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC and Does 1-25, Case No. 16-cv-2260, C. D. CA.)
November 1st, 2016
October 2017: This case was stayed pending the FDA’s investigation and final decision regarding the proper use of the word “natural.” September 2016: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment and affirmed its decision to decertify the class, among other things. The case was remanded for further
October 20th, 2016
In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Packaged Foods for, among other things, allegedly deceptively marketing various fruit-based snack foods – including Dole Fruit & Oatmeal and Dole Parfait – as healthy when they actually contain substantial amounts of added sugar. (Amaya et al v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-7734,
July 3rd, 2014
May 2013: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice, meaning that they can refile the complaint. We cannot determine why plaintiffs dismissed the lawsuit. April 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Lancôme and L’Oreal for advertising their Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation as lasting for 24 hours, regardless of skin type, and staying perfectly
November 12th, 2019
Unsubstantiated claims to treat ADHD, autism and depression are rampant in company’s marketing.
June 10th, 2019
November 2018: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. January 2018: This case was reopened after the appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals were resolved. (The Jones and Kosta appeals were voluntarily dismissed and the Brazil case was remanded for further
May 7th, 2019
May 2019: The parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed. January 2019: A federal judge denied class certification finding that the plaintiffs did not provide a way to calculate economic injury and failed to establish standing for injunctive relief claims. August 2018: The stay was lifted. April 2016:
October 29th, 2018
FDA zeros in on e-cigarette company’s marketing of flavors and their appeal to youth in an effort to curb underage use.
April 13th, 2018
January 2018: A federal judge lifted the stay. March 2016: This action was stayed pending decisions in two related cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (One of the cases was subsequently voluntarily dismissed and the other was stayed pending the FDA’s investigation regarding the proper use of the word “natural.”) March 2014: A
January 9th, 2017
Bid farewell to the low prices you see in ads. You will pay more.
August 1st, 2016
This may not be such an impartial review.
June 21st, 2016
June 2016: Some of the lawsuits filed against Dollar General were transferred to a court in Missouri to be heard together. To read Dollar General’s motion to transfer the lawsuits, click here. 2015/2016: Multiple class-action lawsuits have been filed against Dollar General for, among other things, deceptively marketing motor oils. According to the complaint, Dollar
May 5th, 2016
Critics say there are still gaps in regulation of marketing of vaping products.
November 3rd, 2015
Tainted products pose serious health risks.
April 20th, 2015
Nonprofit says certification label appearing on such goods as Chiquita bananas misleads consumers.
January 12th, 2015
Unproven cold prevention and treatment claims are nothing to sneeze at.
July 28th, 2014
Why TINA.org objects to the FTC’s proposed settlement with L’Oréal over deceptive advertising charges.
June 5th, 2014
GSK will pay out $105 million in off-label use case.