April 30th, 2018
A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve a false advertising class-action lawsuit alleging that TourFactory does not adequately disclose the terms of its subscriptions for real estate photography and digital marketing services. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a partial refund based on several factors, including the
July 24th, 2017
In July 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Web.com (a provider of subscriptions for website support services) for allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms of its automatic renewal or continuous service offers and charging consumers without their consent. (Lira et al v. Web.com Group, Inc. and Does 1-10, Case No. 17-cv-1210, C. D.CA.)
March 10th, 2016
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Gogo LLC in January 2016. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the company markets passes, subscriptions and plans for in-flight Internet access as continuous, reliable, secure, safe, and comparable to ground-based services when such claims are not true. (Salameno et al v. Gogo Inc. and Gogo
June 15th, 2015
In April 2015, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed a class-action lawsuit they filed against Match.com. The complaint, which was filed earlier that same month, alleged that the company deceptively marketed its online dating service without adequately informing consumers of certain information, including that consumers have the right to cancel their contact. The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice,
November 21st, 2017
Lingerie company agrees to pay more than $1.3 million in refunds to consumers.
July 21st, 2017
NAD inquiry sparks changes to the marketing of athleisure brand’s subscription service.
May 30th, 2017
Subscription service puts consumers in a box on refunds and returns.
January 5th, 2017
• 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant” Heather Murphy, August 20, 2020 “After a lawsuit by California prosecutors and investigation by Truthinadvertising.org, the company stopped making those claims. As it turned out,
January 3rd, 2017
Leading credit reporting agencies misled consumers about credit score products.
February 10th, 2020
TINA.org takes lingerie company’s deceptive negative-option offer to regulators.
December 17th, 2019
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
December 10th, 2019
Marketers are attempting to put a positive spin on the negative option, a type of offer that interprets a consumer’s silence as consent to be repeatedly charged for products or services they may not want or need. In comments to the FTC, which is exploring “ways to improve its existing regulations for negative option marketing,”
June 6th, 2018
Questionable leaders and international bans are just the tip of the iceberg for this forex trading MLM.
December 1st, 2017
October 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this case. According to the settlement terms, each class member may receive an equal share of the $400,000 settlement fund after other costs – including attorneys’ fees, a service payment to the named plaintiff, and other administration costs – are paid. It
May 30th, 2017
Find out where the company is crossing the line when it comes to marketing claims.
March 6th, 2017
National Consumer Protection Week is a good time to bring attention to this bill.
December 12th, 2016
Find out which companies are on TINA.org’s 2016 naughty list.
November 14th, 2016
Consumer website’s affiliation with businesses reviewed on site called to task.
July 25th, 2016
May 2016: This action was dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the putative class. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against FreshDesk, Inc. for allegedly offering subscriptions for customer support services (including email, telephone and cloud systems support) without adequately disclosing the
July 25th, 2016
July 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tinder for, among other things, allegedly falsely advertising the Tinder dating app. According to the complaint, Tinder markets the app as “free” when, in reality, consumers need to pay for services