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Optifiber Natural Prebiotic Fiber Supplement

September 23rd, 2020

In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco Wholesale Corp. for allegedly falsely marketing Optifiber Natural Prebiotic Fiber Supplement as “natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement contains a synthetic ingredient (wheat dextrin). (Smyth et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Case No. 20-cv-4247, E.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of natural claims, click


Florida’s Natural Orange Juices

July 17th, 2020

January 2019: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal. (Case No. 19-2013, 2nd Cir.) December 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case finding, among other things, that reasonable consumers would not be misled by the advertising at issue. July 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Citrus World and Florida Natural


Tarte High-Performance Naturals

July 17th, 2020

January 2020: A federal court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. October 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for January 28, 2020. For more information, go to HPNsettlement.com. September 2019: The parties filed an amended settlement agreement that contains revised provisions regarding the


Kraft Natural Cheese Products

July 10th, 2020

In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kraft Heinz Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Kraft Natural Cheese Products as natural when, according to the complaint, the milk used to make the cheese comes from cows that were given an artificial growth hormone to increase their milk production. (Koh et al v. The


Only Natural Pet Hemp Seed Oil with Krill and Cod Liver

June 29th, 2020

May 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Sassano et al v. Petsmart, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-61062, S.D. Fl.) April 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Petsmart for allegedly marketing that Only Natural Pet Hemp Seed Oil with Krill & Cod Liver for dogs treats, mitigates, and prevents diseases without


Only Natural Pet Hemp Calming Support

June 29th, 2020

May 2020: The Newell case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-61059, S.D. Fl.) April 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Petsmart for allegedly marketing Only Natural Pet Hemp Calming Support for dogs as being able to treat, mitigate, and prevent diseases and provide calm and relief from stress and anxiety in dogs


Pret A Manger’s Natural Claims

June 26th, 2020

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pret A Manger for allegedly falsely advertising food products – including potato chips, sandwiches and cookies – as natural when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other synthetic ingredients. (Barton et al v. Pret A Manger (USA) Limited, Case No. 20-cv-4815,


Blum Naturals and Baby Blum Naturals

June 2nd, 2020

In May 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Jean Pierre, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing Blum Naturals and Baby Blum Naturals as “Natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain synthetic ingredients. (Miller et al v. Jean Pierre, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-2393, E.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of natural claims, click here.


Jimmy John’s “All Natural” Cookies

June 2nd, 2020

May 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-415, W.D. Mo.) January 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Jimmy John’s for allegedly falsely marketing Jimmy’s All Natural Raisin Oatmeal Cookie and Jimmy’s All Natural Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie as “All Natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the cookies contain


Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream

May 28th, 2020

In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Unilever United States, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the flavor in Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream comes from vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list reveals that the ice cream contains unspecified “Natural Flavor” and testing shows that most of the vanilla flavor comes


Arizona All Natural Fruit Snacks

February 14th, 2020

In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the marketers of Arizona Fruit Snacks for allegedly falsely advertising the snacks as “all natural” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain synthetic ingredients. (Silva et al v. Hornell Brewing Co. et al, Case No. 20-cv-756, E.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of lawsuits filed against Arizona


Phoenix Natural Wellness

February 10th, 2020

CBD “super store” brochure is chock full of unapproved disease-treatment claims.


Nylabone Natural Pet Products

January 22nd, 2020

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nylabone Corp. for misleadingly marketing Nylabone pet products – including dental sprays, dental chews, toothpastes, edible treats, and interactive treats (i.e., chew toys with edible treats inside) – as natural when, according plaintiffs, they contain non-natural and synthetic ingredients. (Scandore et al v. Nylabone Corp., Case


Coleman Naturals Insect Repellent Snap Bands

December 12th, 2019

In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coleman Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Coleman Naturals Insect Repellent Snap Bands “repel[] mosquitos” when, according to plaintiffs, the bands do not effectively repel mosquitos. (Fishman-Palmer et al v. The Coleman Company, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-11301, S. D. NY.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage


Williams-Sonoma’s Natural Claims

November 21st, 2019

In June 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Williams-Sonoma for allegedly falsely marketing household and personal care products – including hand soap, hand lotion, dish soap, counter spray, all-purpose cleaner, and room spray – as “natural” when, according to the plaintiffs, they contain unnatural and synthetic ingredients. (Plaintiffs amended their complaint in November 2018.)


Kix Cereals “All Natural Corn” Claims

November 1st, 2019

2016: A federal judge stayed the action in this case in order to await FDA developments relating to the use of the term “natural.” October 2015: Both parties filed competing motions for summary judgment. In its motion for summary judgment, General Mills argues that its advertising is protected by the First Amendment and that the


Scott Naturals Flushable Cleansing Cloths

November 1st, 2019

November 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2017: The Mattocks case was transferred to a New York court to join the Arreola case. (Mattocks et al v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. et al, Case No. 17-cv-8417, S. D. NY.) July 2017: Multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against


Natural American Spirit Cigarettes

November 1st, 2019

2018: Another similar lawsuit was filed against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Reynolds American Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in July. (Pontusson v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company et al, Case No. 18-cv-594, M. D. NC.) The case was transferred to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in August. 2016: Multiple false advertising class-action lawsuits against


Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreens

November 1st, 2019

June 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. May 2018: The parties reached a settlement agreement – the terms of which have not been disclosed – and anticipate dismissing the case. January 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Edgewell Personal Care


THAYERS Natural Remedies

October 29th, 2019

In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Henry Thayer Company for allegedly falsely advertising THAYERS® Natural Remedies products – including deodorants, facial mists, and toning towelettes – as “natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain synthetic and abrasive chemical ingredients. In addition, the complaint claims that the company markets its dry mouth



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