December 14th, 2017
March 2017: The appeal in the Pye case was voluntarily dismissed. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. October 2016: Plaintiffs in the Pye case filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the summary judgment decision. September 2016: A federal judge granted summary judgment in the Pye case finding that the manufacturing method for
September 19th, 2017
October 2016: This case was voluntarily dismissed, the reason for which has not been disclosed. The dismissal was . October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Fifth Generation (and transferred to federal court in December 2014) for allegedly marketing Tito’s Handmade Vodka as “Handmade,” “Crafted in an Old Fashioned Pot Still by America’s Original
September 19th, 2017
May 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff’s claims and as to the class members’ claims. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. December 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Fifth Dimension, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly labeling Tito’s Handmade Vodka as “Handmade” and “Crafted in an Old Fashioned
August 10th, 2015
September 2015: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this action , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Fifth Generation for allegedly misleadingly marketing Tito’s Handmade Vodka as “Handmade” and “Crafted in an Old Fashioned Pot Still by America’s Original Microdistillery” when, in reality, it is manufactured
June 12th, 2015
May 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the putative class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. March 2015: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, narrowing their claims but still alleging that Fifth Dimension falsely markets Tito’s handmade Vodka as “handmade.” September 2014: A
April 24th, 2015
In April 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Fifth Generation for allegedly falsely marketing Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company misleadingly labels the vodka as “handmade,” “handcrafted,” and “Crafted in an Old Fashioned Pot Still” when the vodka is actually made using machines. (Singleton et al v. Fifth Generation, Inc.
October 10th, 2019
Businesses that can legitimately claim their products are made in USA have a distinct advantage over competitors selling foreign-made goods. Such U.S.-made claims add value to products because consumers perceive American-made goods to be of a higher quality and buying them make consumers feel patriotic. Unsurprisingly then, many companies want to affix an American-made designation
July 15th, 2019
May 2019: This case was transferred to another court in Illinois. (Case No. 19-cv-3128, C. D. IL.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sperian Energy for allegedly deceptively using a bait-and-switch scheme to deceive consumers. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company lures consumers to switch electricity suppliers by offering low teaser rates
April 22nd, 2019
When companies green it, they better mean it.
March 20th, 2019
AT&T says it’s not making a comparison to cable. NAD says differently.
March 14th, 2019
Texas court lets retailers off the hook for promoting products on shelves.
February 6th, 2019
“The bottom line is that the claims regarding corn syrup in brewing are more marketing than science.”
January 14th, 2019
Legging MLM struggles to stay afloat after meteoric rise.
November 27th, 2018
One thing’s for sure: Ciroc is not the only vodka “out there” that’s gluten free.
October 31st, 2018
The only thing rich about this internet company is its proclivity for touting unrealistic income claims.
October 11th, 2018
Company’s puffery defense falls flat as NAD recommends changes to commercial.
September 17th, 2018
Monster challenges competitor’s disease-treatment claims.
August 13th, 2018
New lawsuit calls Jeunesse a pyramid scheme while taking aim at product line.
July 16th, 2018
Puffery or justified disappointment? You tell us.