June 29th, 2017
November 2015: A judge dismissed the complaint because plaintiffs failed to adequately allege material misrepresentations or scienter (intent or knowledge of wrongdoing). The dismissal was because plaintiffs had multiple opportunities to correct shortcomings in complaints. August 2015: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. July 2015: A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit finding, among other things, that
November 1st, 2016
TINA.org investigation reveals illegal health claims used to market MLM supplements.
July 15th, 2016
Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief Stipulation to Entry of Order For Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgement &nbs
July 15th, 2016
Bringing an end to one of the most high-profile alleged pyramid scheme cases since Amway, Herbalife agreed to a $200 million settlement with the FTC that requires it to revamp its compensation system to reward distributors for sales to customers rather than for recruitment. Under the agreement, two-thirds of rewards paid by Herbalife, a publicly
June 10th, 2015
Deconstructing Herbalife’s defense that a survey found most people join for discounts.
May 19th, 2015
May 2015: After a final fairness hearing, a federal judge granted final approval of the proposed settlement of this class-action lawsuit. March 2015: TINA.org filed an brief opposing the proposed settlement as unfair to consumers. To read TINA.org’s full brief, click here. For a summary of TINA.org’s efforts in this case, click here. December 2014:
May 14th, 2015
Here’s the breakdown of the $17.5 million settlement pie.
May 11th, 2015
Former distributor says a class-action settlement isn’t going to help a majority of recruits who lost money.
March 17th, 2015
Consumer Group TINA.org Objecting MADISON, CONN. March 17, 2015 — Ad watchdog organization, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), filed a brief on Monday asking the court to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against beleaguered nutrition supplement company, Herbalife, that impacts as many as 1.3 million consumers nationwide. If the proposed settlement is approved, the
March 17th, 2015
May 14, 2015: The Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement. May 11, 2015: The Final Fairness Hearing is held in federal district court. The judge grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave and thus is considering its objection to the settlement agreement, and will make her decision as to whether she approves or rejects the settlement
March 12th, 2015
Objections filed to settlement that gives most distributors $20 or less, while lawyers get $5.25 million and the company continues business as usual.
March 12th, 2014
Company has been under increasing scrutiny.
May 28th, 2013
Groups contend company is a pyramid scheme.
March 20th, 2017
Nutritional supplement MLM facing racketeering charges in class-action lawsuit filed by former distributors.
January 5th, 2017
2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Penny Auction Site Accused of Thinly Veiled Illegal Gambling“Holly A. Melton and Alan L. Friel, 9 August, 2017 “According to a recent investigation by watchdog organization Truth in Advertising (TINA), DealDash.com, a “penny auction” site, adheres to precisely this business model and has profited
December 20th, 2016
Below are the replies TINA.org has received in response to its DSA health claims investigation and subsequent notification letters, which alerted offending DSA-member companies of TINA.org’s findings. 4Life AdvoCare Agel Amway Arbonne Flavon Forever Living FreeLife Herbalife Immunotec Isagenix Jeunesse Jusuru Kyani L’Bri LifeVantage LifeWave Limu Mannatech Melaleuca Morinda Nefful Nikken NYR Organic Sanki Global
December 16th, 2016
MADISON, CONN. December 16, 2016 – Vemma Nutrition, an Arizona-based multi-level marketing (MLM) company that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a pyramid scheme in a lawsuit filed last year, has reached a $238 million settlement with the agency that bans its recruitment-focused business practices. Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) first warned consumers about the energy drink and dietary
December 15th, 2016
Company agrees to a ban on pyramid scheme practices to settle charges.
December 12th, 2016
Find out which companies are on TINA.org’s 2016 naughty list.
December 8th, 2016
Here’s what we accomplished in 2016 with your help.