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Viridian Energy Rates

September 24th, 2019

June 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. February 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive either a cash payment (in an amount that depends on the amount of energy they used) or an $8.50 credit to use on up to 12


Sambazon Amazon Energy Drinks

July 30th, 2019

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sambazon, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that its Amazon Energy drinks contain “clean caffeine” when, according to plaintiffs, there is no such thing as “clean caffeine.” Plaintiffs also claim that the company markets the drinks as being “rich in antioxidants” without also disclosing the nutrients in


The Rates at Spark Energy

July 15th, 2019

June 2019: This case was transferred from a court in Illinois to another in New Jersey where a similar case (Rolland v. Spark Energy) is pending. (Case No. 19-cv-14114, D. NJ.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Spark Energy for allegedly using a bait-and-switch marketing scheme in which it lures consumers to switch


Rates at Sperian Energy

July 15th, 2019

May 2019: This case was transferred to another court in Illinois. (Case No. 19-cv-3128, C. D. IL.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sperian Energy for allegedly deceptively using a bait-and-switch scheme to deceive consumers. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company lures consumers to switch electricity suppliers by offering low teaser rates


Verde Energy Prices

April 30th, 2019

In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the electricity supplier Verde Energy for allegedly misleadingly offering “low cost” and “competitive” rates when, according to plaintiffs, the variable rates charged by the electricity supplier after the initial teaser rate expires are not tied to the market price and it routinely charges up to three


Alive! Women’s Energy and Other Vitamin Supplements

March 13th, 2019

June 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reported that the case was settled. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. October 2017: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims but allowed others to move forward. April 2017: Plaintiff filed an amended complaint making similar allegations. May 2016: A class-action lawsuit


V8 Energy Drinks

March 6th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Campbell Soup Company regarding the marketing for V8 Energy, V8 Energy – Sparkling, and V8 Energy – Diet. The complaint claims that the company: Falsely markets that the caffeine in the drinks provides “steady energy” and does not cause a crash when, according to plaintiffs, these


Direct Energy Services

January 24th, 2019

In March 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Direct Energy Services, LLC for allegedly deceptively advertising low, temporary fixed rates without adequately disclosing its variable rate pricing structure. According to the complaint, Direct Energy customers often pay more for energy than they would have if they stayed with their traditional energy supplier. (Plaintiffs filed


Direct Energy

January 24th, 2019

November 2016: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Direct Energy for allegedly deceptively luring consumers to switch to them as their energy supplier by falsely promising consumers lower electricity bills. According to the complaint, the named plaintiff paid 5.84


Verde Energy Rates

January 7th, 2019

In January 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Verde Energy falsely represents that it offers variable energy rates based on market conditions when, according to plaintiffs, the energy company routinely charges almost four times the market rate. (Marshall et al v. Verde Energy USA, Inc., Case No. 18-cv-1244, D. NJ.) For more of


Stream Energy and Ignite

November 30th, 2018

October 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. June 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may choose to receive a cash payment in the amount of 20% of the difference between the total amount they


Bang Energy Drinks

November 28th, 2018

A class-action lawsuit was filed against VPX Sports and its founder for allegedly falsely advertising Bang® energy drinks. Among other things, the complaint which was originally filed in September 2018 and later amended in November 2018, alleges that: The company represents that the ingredients in the energy drinks – specifically, Super Creatine, Branched Amino Acids


Cans of Rockstar Energy Coffee

October 19th, 2018

November 2017: A federal magistrate judge recommended that the district court should dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim. Later in November, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. March 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Rockstar Inc. for allegedly underfilling cans of its energy


Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink

October 17th, 2018

In October 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Starbucks for allegedly deceptively advertising that its White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink contains white chocolate when, according to the complaint, the drink does not contain white chocolate, as defined by state and federal law. (Marten et al v. Starbucks Corp., Case No. 18-cv-9201, S. D. NY.)


Stream Energy

October 4th, 2018

September 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. May 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for September 28, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.settlementstreampa.com/. December 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its


Bang Energy Drinks

September 17th, 2018

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Ad Watchdog TINA.org Files FTC Complaint Against Energy Supplier Stream Energy Deceptively Marketing Business Opportunity

September 12th, 2018

MADISON, CONN. September 12, 2018 – Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) has filed a deceptive advertising complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Texas Attorney General against Stream Gas & Electric, Ltd., a Texas-based energy reseller and multi-level marketing company. TINA.org investigated Stream and found that the company and its distributors are engaged in a deceptive


Sperian Energy’s Rates

August 6th, 2018

July 2018: This case was transferred from a court in the eastern district of Pennsylvnia to one in the western district of Pennsylvania. (Corsale et al v. Sperian Energy Corp., Case No. 18-cv-996, W. D. PA.) May 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against the electricity supplier Sperian Energy for allegedly falsely offering low initial


Sperian Energy Rates

May 31st, 2018

In May 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sperian Energy for allegedly misleadingly offering a low teaser rate followed by a month-to-month variable rate that is based on the market when, according to the plaintiffs, the electricity supplier charges high rates that are not based on the market and consumers end up paying more


Xoom Energy Rates

May 22nd, 2018

In May 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Xoom Energy was transferred to federal court. The complaint, which was originally filed in state court in April 2018, alleges that the company misleadingly promises consumers that if they switch to Xoom Energy, they will save on their monthly bill by getting the offered introductory teaser



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