July 30th, 2021
Allegations: Misleadingly representing that consumers who do not purchase travel insurance would be required to pay fees for cancelling or changing flights without disclosing that the airline waived such fees for all passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 11th, 2020
July 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-1289, S.D. Cal.) June 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Booking Holdings for allegedly falsely advertising the price and availability of hotel rooms on the Agoda travel website and app. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company misleads consumers by: Marketing
July 17th, 2020
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against JetBlue Airways for allegedly deceptively marketing travel insurance from a third-party insurer Allianz without disclosing that the airline has a financial interest in the travel insurance and receives an illegal kickback from the insurer. (O’Kane et al v. JetBlue Airways Corp., Case No. 19-cv-9662, S.D.N.Y.) For
December 18th, 2017
TINA.org investigation reveals misleading income claims used to market MLM opportunity.
September 19th, 2017
April 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against American Travel Planners for allegedly falsely advertising its member benefits. Among other things, the complaint claims that the company falsely promises members exclusive benefits – such as access to travel packages
January 9th, 2017
In December 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against STS Vacations (a travel agency offering vacation packages, destination wedding packages, and travel insurance) for allegedly deceptively advertising Travel Guard travel insurance policies for emergency medical expenses, travel delay, trip interruption, and lost baggage when the advertised insurance did not actually exist, the travel agency had
June 16th, 2016
TINA.org reader says discount travel website misled her on a promotion.
September 14th, 2015
December 2015: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement. September 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Grand Getaway Travel Services (a travel service company that sells vacation club memberships). Among other things, the complaint alleges that the company misleadingly promises consumers who purchase a “Vacation Club Membership” receive
November 21st, 2013
This Thanksgiving, ensure you know what’s what with the various assurances of travel insurance.
January 29th, 2013
Make sure your luxury Super Bowl hotel isn’t really an abandoned house.
January 10th, 2012
When you’re thinking about planning your dream vacation to the Caribbean, the last thing you want to worry about is getting ripped-off. But, unfortunately, crooks exist everywhere and the world of traveling is no exception. What to Look Out For: Hidden fees: Ever seen an ad boasting round-trip airfare to Mexico for only $99 and
October 5th, 2021
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles
September 3rd, 2021
Allegations: Falsely advertising how far vehicles can travel without recharging batteries
July 8th, 2021
If you see one of these red flags, pull a U-turn.
February 4th, 2021
Allegations: Failing to adequately disclose when customers will be charged international roaming fees
January 16th, 2021
The pandemic has also triggered lawsuits over privacy issues with some video conferencing apps, and more.
December 30th, 2020
December 2020: This case was automatically stayed pending the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. November 2020: The Court was notified that the arbitrator clarified the arbitration award. The judge then reopened the case pursuant to the September 2020 order and plaintiffs filed a Renewed First Amended Complaint that adds recent statements from the FTC regarding pyramid schemes.
December 3rd, 2020
Why the MLM industry should avoid the term.
November 13th, 2020
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tesla Motors for allegedly falsely advertising that used Tesla model S and model X vehicles travel approximately 210 miles on a full charge when, according to the complaint, the vehicles travel only 166 miles on a full charge. Plaintiffs also claim that Tesla represents that it has fully inspected