May 9th, 2018
May 2018: The Cliff case was transferred to federal court. (Cliff et al v. Savannah Law School, LLC and John Marshall Law School, LLC, Case No. 18-cv-104, S. D. GA.) March and April 2018: Two class action lawsuits were filed against Savannah Law School, a branch of John Marshall Law School, for allegedly misrepresenting that
May 31st, 2017
Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Charlotte School of Law for allegedly misrepresenting that the school was accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) when, according to the complaint, the school was notified in 2015 that it was not in compliance with ABA requirements. The lawsuit was originally filed in December 2016. (Krebs et al
January 5th, 2017
In December 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Charlotte School of Law for allegedly failing to inform current and prospective students about the school’s failure to comply with American Bar Association (ABA) standards for accreditation. (Barchiesi et al v. Charlotte School of Law, LLC, Infilaw Holding, LLC, and Infilaw, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-861, W.
July 6th, 2017
March 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that proposes to give each class member a monetary award for the amount they paid toward a Belford High School diploma. (The amount each class member will receive depends on the number of claims filed and how much class members paid in connection with their
March 2nd, 2016
Senators single out for-profit institutions in letter to the Department of Education.
January 15th, 2015
Consumers report adverse reactions.
January 9th, 2012
The vast majority of private schools are nonprofits, or organizations that put all money earned back into the school. By contrast, a school that is operated for profit sends money to its owners or investors at the end of the year, and may or may not spend money to improve the school. These true for-profit
January 31st, 2019
Figuring out whether the battery in this watch is replaceable or not may be harder than taking the LSAT.
December 31st, 2018
Class-action settlements leave consumers behind.
December 27th, 2017
When it came to keeping ads honest in 2017, TINA.org was plenty busy.
November 25th, 2013
A jury of your peers and a jury of consumers deserve the truth.
August 2nd, 2013
Consumers are gaining control over TV ads, but more are popping up in social media.
September 24th, 2012
Michael Vlock, Founder (1953-2017) Dismayed by the deceptive advertising he saw around him and the government’s apparent inability to protect consumers from all the scams in the marketplace, nearly 30 years ago investor and business leader Michael Vlock conceived the idea for an organization that would help protect and educate consumers about false advertising. Recognizing
January 24th, 2019
January 2019: The case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-64, N. D. AL.) December 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Virginia College and Education Corporation of America for allegedly misleadingly marketing their education services when, according to the plaintiffs, the schools lost their accreditation in December 2018 and abruptly closed. (Robinson et
January 8th, 2019
In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Brightwood College for allegedly misleadingly advertising that the school would be open for students to complete their programs and receive their diplomas when, according to plaintiffs, the school lost its accreditation and abruptly closed and thus students could not complete their programs or receive diplomas. (Garcia
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
December 17th, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Mount Ida College in Massachusetts for allegedly misleadingly representing itself as a “viable institution” by, among other things, continuing to advertise the school and its available scholarships to incoming and prospective students for the 2018-2019 school year without disclosing that the school was facing financial difficulties
November 20th, 2018
In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Wilderness Treatment Center for allegedly misleadingly marketing the services and housing it provides to youth suffering from substance abuse and other behavioral issues. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the center represents that it offers a safe environment, adequate supervision, and counseling when, according to the complaint, the
October 22nd, 2018
October 2018: The case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-8791, C. D. CA.) June 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against companies that sell advertising subscriptions to small businesses for allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms and conditions of automatic renewal and continuous service offers resulting in subscribers being
September 17th, 2018
Monster challenges competitor’s disease-treatment claims.