March 19th, 2018
In March 2018, another class-action lawsuit was filed against Ulta Beauty for allegedly misleading consumers by repackaging returned products to make them look new, unused, and unopened and then reselling them as if they are new. Plaintiffs also allege that the store provides consumers with coupons for free products that it claims are redeemable at
February 14th, 2018
In January 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Ulta Beauty for allegedly selling used cosmetics as if they were new. According to the complaint, cosmetics that have been returned to the store are repackaged and resealed to look like new products and then sold at full price as if they were new.
May 8th, 2012
This e-mail requests as part of a bizarre pitch to get the recipient to try and claim the estate of a deceased person of the same last name. Whether or not there is any such estate, this e-mail is suspicious and should go straight to the spam folder. Poor grammar, mentions of huge sums of
May 21st, 2019
TINA.org investigation uncovers hundreds of products deceptively marketed as American-made.
April 30th, 2019
At least 115 current or former LuLaRoe distributors have filed for personal bankruptcy since 2016.
April 15th, 2019
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against LuLaRoe and its co-founders alleging that the MLM company is a pyramid scheme and that consultants make money by recruiting others to join instead of selling products. According to the complaint, millions of dollars were paid to a few distributors at the top of the pyramid
April 2nd, 2019
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 terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive $6 for every
March 25th, 2019
The ultimate question for one California court.
March 20th, 2019
AT&T says it’s not making a comparison to cable. NAD says differently.
March 1st, 2019
TINA.org investigated 21 social media influencers who have received two FTC letters notifying them of their legal obligation to clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, such as Instagram. TINA.org collected more than 1,400 ads from 20 of the 21 influencers collectively promoting more than 500 companies between
January 28th, 2019
January 2019: An arbitrator concluded that the plaintiffs cannot arbitrate their claims as a class but that they can arbitrate their individual claims. April 2018: A federal judge concluded that the arbitration provisions within the company’s retailer agreements are valid and enforceable, and stayed the case pending arbitration. January 2018: Plaintiffs in the Lemberg case
January 14th, 2019
Legging MLM struggles to stay afloat after meteoric rise.
October 10th, 2018
Driving school advertises access to online course materials as available 24/7. But it’s actually more like 20/7.
May 11th, 2018
Consumer says there was “zero indication” that the ban had been implemented or was forthcoming.
April 27th, 2018
April 2018: Following the March 2018 settlement agreement and resulting dismissal, plaintiffs filed a notice of dismissal indicating that they would be dismissing the case with prejudice. March 2018: This case was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. October 2017: Even though the case was
April 8th, 2018
The “King of Snapchat” scales back promotion of alcohol following TINA.org investigation.
March 22nd, 2018
TINA.org’s #TNTruth social media campaign exposes company’s inappropriate income claims.
March 9th, 2018
TINA.org, AARP and others file legal brief urging court to reverse dismissal of Prevagen case.
January 30th, 2018
January 2018: The Atkinson, Berry, Haskett, and Rocke cases were voluntarily dismissed. The named plaintiffs in the cases were added to the January 2018 complaint in Lemberg v. LuLaRoe. October/November 2017: Four class-action lawsuits were filed against LuLaRoe for allegedly failing to disclose that it operates an illegal pyramid scheme. The complaints claim that the
December 18th, 2017
TINA.org investigation reveals misleading income claims used to market MLM opportunity.