December 7th, 2016
August 2015: This action was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. July 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Revolution Laboratories L.L.C. for allegedly deceiving consumers in its marketing for “Green Coffee Bean Extract,” a weight-loss dietary supplement. Plaintiffs claimed that the company misleadingly advertised the weight-loss supplement in a number
January 27th, 2015
Marketers made millions off “Oz effect” but FTC says there was no proof the supplement worked.
September 8th, 2014
Texas-based Applied Food Science to pay $3.5 million to settle misleading weight-loss claims complaint.
June 17th, 2014
UPDATE 11/15/16: A U.S. district court judge has ordered that Pure Green Coffee pitchman Nicholas Congleton pay $30 million after the FTC alleged that Congleton deceived consumers using false weight-loss claims. The other two men named in the FTC’s 2014 complaint, Paul Pascual and Bryan Walsh, settled the agency’s charges in November 2015. Our original ad
November 19th, 2018
November 2018: The lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-6690, N. D. CA.) September 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Keurig Green Mountain for allegedly deceptively marketing plastic single serve coffee pods as recyclable when, according to plaintiffs, the pods cannot be recycled and end up in landfills because the recycling facilities
October 5th, 2020
In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestlé for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the flavoring ingredient in Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk Creamer is vanilla when, according to the plaintiffs, the ingredients list includes unspecified “Natural Flavor” instead of a vanilla ingredient. (Green et al v. Nestlé Holdings, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-7499,
July 17th, 2020
January 2020: The claims regarding products that the plaintiffs did not purchase were dismissed for lack of standing and the case was stayed until the FDA completes its rulemaking regarding the marketing of hemp products. September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Green Roads of Florida alleging that many of its products, including oils,
April 17th, 2020
When companies green it, they better mean it.
March 10th, 2020
February 2020: The claims against Entertainment Media Ventures were voluntarily dismissed for undisclosed reasons. October 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement resolving the claims against Naturex. April 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement that would resolve the claims against Naturex. According to the settlement terms,
December 31st, 2018
Class-action settlements leave consumers behind.
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
January 1st, 2016
Is losing weight on your New Year’s resolution list?
November 19th, 2015
Regulators send united message about deceptively marketed supplements.
January 29th, 2015
Lindsey Duncan Shameful Act: The self-proclaimed nutrition expert with questionable degrees appeared on Dr. Oz, The View and other shows touting green coffee bean extract as a weight-loss miracle. He made millions by using the Oz Effect to sell it and other questionable supplement products through his own companies. The scientific studies he used
October 21st, 2014
Consumer protection law passed by Congress four years ago is finally picking up steam.
July 25th, 2014
Dietary supplement Provailen is making bold statements regarding arthritis treatment. NAD refers to FTC for further review.
July 22nd, 2014
Consumers complain to feds that various e-cig companies are fleecing them into repeated credit card charges for vapor products.
July 1st, 2014
Readers say TV doctor shilling too many questionable products.
June 16th, 2014
America’s favorite TV doctor has been up to some questionable practices.
October 10th, 2013
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