September 26th, 2019
In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly misleadingly selling Roundup® without adequately warning consumers that the herbicide contains the alleged carcinogen glyphosate and is dangerous. (Thomas et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Case No. 19-cv-5278, E. D. NY.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of the marketing for Roundup, click here.
September 17th, 2019
September 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-81231, S. D. FL.) August 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Target for allegedly failing to properly warn consumers that Roundup contains the alleged carcinogen glyphosate and is dangerous. (Shelly et al v. Target Corp., Case No. 50-2019-010718, County Court
August 13th, 2019
In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Lowe’s for allegedly deceptively marketing Roundup by failing to properly warn consumers that it contains the alleged carcinogen glyphosate and is dangerous. (Weeks et al v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, Case No. 19-cv-6828, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of Roundup, click here.
August 13th, 2019
In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Home Depot for allegedly deceptively marketing Roundup® without adequately warning consumers that it contains the alleged carcinogen glyphosate and is dangerous. (Weeks et al v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 19-cv-6780, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of Roundup, click here.
September 4th, 2018
In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Monsanto Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Roundup® as safe when, according to the complaint, an ingredient in the weed killer (glyphosate) is toxic and could cause cancer. (Lachance et al v. Monsanto Company, Case No. 18-cv-2272, D. AZ.) For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding
February 27th, 2018
August 2017: This case was transferred to a court in Missouri where a proposed nationwide class settlement agreement would resolve this case along with another related case, Rawa v. Monsanto. (Martin v. Monsanto, Case No. 17-cv-2300, E. D. MO.) To learn more about the status of the nationwide settlement agreement, click here. October 2016: A
February 27th, 2018
December 2017: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a nationwide class settlement agreement that would resolve this case along with Martin v. Monsanto. According to the settlement terms, class members may get a refund ranging from $11 to $53 for each Concentrate product purchased. In addition, the company agreed to change the labels of
May 3rd, 2017
In April 2017, two class-action lawsuits were filed against Monsanto Company for allegedly falsely marketing Roundup® “Garden Weeds” Weed & Grass Killer products as targeting an enzyme “found in plants but not in people or pets” and as safe for humans and animals when, in reality, the active ingredient, glyphosate, targets an enzyme found in
February 17th, 2017
President Trump’s penchant for promoting companies turns tweets into #ads.
February 21st, 2013
Diamonds, energy supplements and cholesterol reducing drugs made legal headlines in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of February 11, 2013. Two new false advertising actions were filed: It’s a fella’s fantasy: going to Costco to pick out new truck tires and simultaneously buying your woman a Tiffany engagement ring at a steep discount price.
February 13th, 2013
During the week of February 4, 2013, digestion, food, and make-up bubbled to the top of the legal I-think-you’re-lying-to-me landscape. Three new false advertising class actions were filed: Maybelline was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its SuperStay 24HR Makeup and lipsticks doesn’t actually stay for 24 hours. 5-Hour ENERGY, which claims hours of energy
April 22nd, 2019
When companies green it, they better mean it.
January 24th, 2019
What’s the honor of being a member of this honor society? And what real benefits does it offer?
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
April 30th, 2018
With spring in the air, keep your expectations surrounding these claims grounded.
December 27th, 2017
When it came to keeping ads honest in 2017, TINA.org was plenty busy.
November 27th, 2017
What to know about the FDA’s rule on under-filled or slack-filled packaging.
April 3rd, 2017
“Priceless advertising” or golf course diplomacy?
November 16th, 2016
Rental promotions targeting college students expired months ago.
May 2nd, 2016
Gone are the days when an ad was simply called an ad.