June 6th, 2019
May 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. November 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against UTZ Quality Foods for allegedly misleadingly marketing Dirty Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips as containing “No Artificial Flavors” when, according to the complaint, the chips
May 7th, 2019
April 2019: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his claims , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Later in April, the same named plaintiff filed another complaint bringing similar allegations. (Okoe et al v. Parfums De Coeur, Ltd., Case No. 19-cv-602, D. CT.) December 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Parfums De Coeur
January 24th, 2019
November 2018: A federal judge dismissed the breach of warranty and injunctive relief claims in this case but other claims will move forward. April 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Kellogg Company for allegedly falsely labeling Pringles® Salt and Vinegar chips as containing “No Artificial Flavors” when, according to the plaintiffs, the chips contain
November 28th, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Headclicks for allegedly falsely advertising that Himalayan crystal salt lamps are capable of providing various benefits – including cleansing the air, capturing contaminants from the air, alleviating the symptoms of allergies and asthma, and promoting better sleep, mood, and concentration – when, according to plaintiffs, the
September 4th, 2018
In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Himalasalt-Sustainable Sourcing for allegedly violating federal law by representing its salt products are organic and healthier than regular salt. According to the complaint, federal law does not allow salt ingredients to be identified as organic because salt is a mineral and not an agricultural product. (Garcia
September 4th, 2018
In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Frontier Natural Products Cooperative for allegedly marketing Simply Organic All Seasons Salt as “organic” and healthier than regular salt against federal law, which prohibits marketing salt ingredients as “organic” because salt is a mineral and not an agricultural product. (Garcia et al v. Frontier Natural Products
April 12th, 2018
The bag lies, says a website that tests food labeled “gluten free.”
July 6th, 2017
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company falsely markets Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips as being natural and containing no artificial flavors when, according to plaintiffs, the chips contain artificial flavors. The lawsuit was filed in state court in May 2017 and transferred to federal
April 13th, 2017
In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against WBM International for allegedly falsely advertising Himalayan Glow® Salt Lamps (which use salt-covered light bulbs) and Salt Candle Holders provide many health benefits when such claims are not true. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the products are claimed to treat depression, provide relief from
March 18th, 2020
Latest coronavirus scam to land on TINA.org’s radar comes packaged as a fake Fox News article.
October 30th, 2019
Email thanked consumer for “choosing” Clearlink. There was just one problem: She never did.
September 23rd, 2019
September 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-652, D. UT.) August 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Comcast for allegedly misleadingly representing that the monthly price of Xfinity Extreme Triple Play does not change for consumers who sign up for “lifetime” contracts for their cable, internet, and
July 10th, 2019
May 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. November 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the proposed settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled in April 2019. For more information, go to http://www.sulfatesettlement.com/. October 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its
March 21st, 2019
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pret A Manager for allegedly falsely advertising that its food products – including Pret Salt & Vinegar Chips, Pret Balsamic Chicken & Avocado Sandwich, and Pret’s Blueberry Muffin – are natural when, according to plaintiffs, they contain GMOs and synthetic ingredients, including soya and glyphosate. (Cunningham
October 1st, 2018
A “regular guest expert” on “Dr. Oz,” Dr. Axe’s health advice should also be taken with a grain of salt.
September 28th, 2018
NAD tells marketer to watch its mouth when it comes to making certain dry mouth product claims.
April 25th, 2018
Big picture: Expert endorsements can be misleading.
February 9th, 2018
We’re calling B.S. on RXBar’s “No B.S.” claims.
September 28th, 2017
Class-action complaint alleges “Doubleshot” drinks have less than two shots of espresso.