November 5th, 2020
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ArbiterSports for allegedly misleadingly representing that its sports software and services are safe and meet industry standards for data security when, according to plaintiffs, the company does not take adequate steps to protect the data it collects. (Quezada et al v. ArbiterSports, LLC, Case No. 20-cv-5193,
August 28th, 2020
In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the video game company Electronic Arts alleging that the age-ratings for its sports video games – including FIFA soccer, Madden NFL, NHL, and NBA Live – fail to adequately disclose that the Ultimate Team Packs in the games are loot boxes, which according to the complaint,
September 13th, 2019
What other public space can inspire so much?
August 9th, 2019
Fun and games shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.
February 13th, 2019
Streaming service advertises a monthly rate for a wrestling package that has no monthly plan.
October 30th, 2018
Streaming sports on this app may require you to move around a bit, undercutting claims that you can watch “wherever you are.”
April 9th, 2018
February 2018: A state court judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to its terms, each class member may receive a monetary award in an amount based on the number of qualifying purchases the individual made. In addition, the company agreed that its advertising and pricing practices will no longer violate federal and
February 27th, 2018
In February 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Town Sports International (TSI) for allegedly misrepresenting that a Passport Membership provides customers with “all access” to use any of its gyms at any time when, according to plaintiffs, customers with a Passport Membership are denied access to the “Elite” and “Flagship” TSI gyms. (Pisarri et
January 29th, 2018
January 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. November 2017: There was a hearing on the motion for preliminary approval and, if there are no objections, the settlement will become effective January 16, 2018. October 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, Columbia
April 4th, 2017
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Jelly Belly Candy Company in February 2017. The complaint alleges that the company lists “evaporated cane juice” as an ingredient in Jelly Belly Sports Beans when the jelly beans actually contain sugar. The lawsuit was transferred to federal court in March 2017. (Gomez et al v. Jelly
September 8th, 2016
November 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. May 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this action. According to the settlement terms, class members who purchased a replacement watchband from Garmin or an authorized retailer of Garmin may receive a full refund. (For class members who purchased a
July 26th, 2016
October 2015: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this action after failing to meet certain litigation deadlines. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Giant Sports Products, LLC for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of protein in Giant Sports Delicious Protein. According to the complaint, the company uses a practice called “protein-spiking” (i.e., adding less expensive
June 30th, 2014
In February 2014, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Motorola because the parties settled all of the claims. The complaint, which was originally filed 2013, alleged that the company markets the MOTOACTV GPS sports watch as a rugged, durable, sweat-proof, and rain-resistant device when, in reality, the watch malfunctions when it comes in
June 26th, 2014
October 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. April 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement to a class-action lawsuit against Motorola Mobility, Inc. According to the settlement terms, class members who purchased a MOTOACTV sports watch in reliance of the company’s sweat-proof and water-resistant claims may receive a $35
August 9th, 2013
BPI Sports, a supplement company, discontinued some of its advertising claims after the claims were challenged by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. asked BPI Sports to substantiate claims about their products, including: – Go Performance Pre-Training Powder. (“Stronger than 13 DMAA.” “Hits You Harder. Lasts Longer. Crazy Energy. Zero Crash.”) – SAAs Energy. (“Go Faster.
August 5th, 2013
You can tie, Coach Lasso.
August 1st, 2013
This SportsCenter commercial is among our favorites, but check out AdWeek’s list for 10 more favorite SportsCenter ads.
November 28th, 2012
A March 2012 class action representing California residents states that Driven Sports “makes representations regarding the efficacy, safety and legality of [Craze] which are false, misleading and deceptive.” At issue is the fact that Craze allegedly contains amphetamine, which is regulated as a controlled substance and a dangerous stimulant in California. (Karman .v Driven Sports,
November 16th, 2020
2019: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement that resolves this lawsuit. According to its terms, the company agreed to provide class members with a chest strap for heart rate readings if their exercise equipment did not come with one or to extend the length of the warranty on the chest strap
September 16th, 2020
Class-action trend likens purchasing loot boxes in video games to pulling a lever on a slot machine.