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Here in our Class-Action Tracker (CAT) section, you can find information about false or deceptive advertising class-action lawsuits filed around the country. For each case, we highlight the allegations in the complaint, as well as the status of the case. We also link to relevant settlement pages when possible. Please note that our list is not comprehensive and does not reflect TINA.org’s opinion with respect to the lawsuits or disposition of the cases. (Additional disclaimer: Sometimes we get behind due to the huge number of class actions pending in the U.S. so the information may not always be up-to-date.)

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Hyundai Elantra

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

A July 2012 lawsuit was filed on behalf of California residents claiming that Hyundai falsely advertises its Elantra as the “40 Mile Per Gallon Elantra.”  The class action alleges that Hyundai fails to inform consumers in ... Read More


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Vita Coco Coconut Water

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In 2011, a class action was filed against Vita Coco for misrepresenting the health benefits and nutritional content of its coconut water.  The lawsuit claimed that Vita Coco coconut water did not contain the electrolyte levels ... Read More


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Diamond of California Walnuts

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In 2010, a class action was brought against Diamond Foods alleging that the company made false and misleading statements in its marketing material about the health benefits of eating walnuts. (Zeisel v. Diamond Foods, Inc., Case ... Read More


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Zoloft

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, claiming, among other things, that Pfizer marketed Zoloft to pregnant women and women of childbearing age despite knowing that pregnant women who take such antidepressants ... Read More


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Procera AVH

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In early 2012, a class action was filed asserting that Brain Research Labs falsely marketed Procera AVH as improving brain function.  Procera AVH was primarily sold through direct marketing channels.  (O’Brien, et al. v. Brain Research ... Read More


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Honda Civic Hybrid

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

According to a 2010 class-action lawsuit, Honda falsely advertised the estimated fuel efficiency of its 2003 to 2009 Honda Civic Hybrids.  (Lockabey, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 37-2010-00087755-CU-BT-CTL, Ca. ... Read More


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Driven Sports Craze Supplement

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

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 ... Read More


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Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In June 2012, a class action on behalf of California residents was filed asserting Coty, Inc. falsely markets Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle as able to enhance nail growth.  The complaint states that “[t]here is absolutely no ... Read More


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Lifeway Kefir ProBoost

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

A May 2012 class action alleges that Lifeway Foods falsely markets the health benefits of its ProBoost Kefir products.  According to the lawsuit, “Lifeway’s ProBoost products are not clinically proven to be effective for the benefits ... Read More


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Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

After agreeing to settle FTC charges that it violated federal law by falsely marketing its Frosted Mini-Wheats as “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%,” Kellogg was hit with a class-action lawsuit in 2009 ... Read More


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Enfamil

Published on November 27th, 2012 by TINA

According to an August 2012 lawsuit, the maker of Enfamil, Mead Johnson & Co., falsely advertise its baby formulas as containing prebiotics that have immunity-related health benefits for babies.  Specifically, the lawsuit states, “Enfamil’s ‘Natural Defense ... Read More


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AstraZeneca Nexium

Published on October 30th, 2012 by TINA

A group of consumers who purchased Nexium, a heartburn medication, in Massachusetts since March 2001 filed a class-action lawsuit against AstraZeneca.  They claimed that the pharmaceutical company deceptively marketed the medication as superior to its other ... Read More


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Bayer – Combination Aspirin

Published on October 30th, 2012 by TINA

A class action was filed against Bayer for marketing its Women’s Low-Dose Aspirin plus Calcium and its Aspirin with Heart Advantage without FDA approval.  The lawsuit also alleged that Bayer’s combination aspirin products could not provide ... Read More


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Intelius Identity Protect

Published on September 30th, 2012 by TINA

September 2012: Despite denying the allegations against it, Intelius Identity Protect (IDP) is paying $5 million to settle claims that it tricked its customers into signing-up for an identity protection service.  Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that ... Read More


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Nissan Leaf

Published on September 30th, 2012 by TINA

In September 2012, a class action was filed against Nissan for allegedly hiding the fact that its Leaf cars prematurely lose battery life and driving range.  The unhappy drivers are asking that Nissan remove and replace ... Read More


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Clearwire Internet

Published on September 30th, 2012 by TINA

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Clearwire settled two class-action lawsuits, which involved claims that it misrepresented its Internet service speed and imposed early termination fees.  Under the proposed settlement, which was reached in September 2012, Clearwire will ... Read More


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Dannon Activia Yogurt

Published on September 30th, 2012 by TINA

Following the trend set by the Yoplait and Cabot lawsuits, enraged yogurt devotees filed a class-action lawsuit against Dannon in September 2012 for adding Milk Protein Concentrate, an ingredient that is not approved by the FDA ... Read More


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iRenew Bracelet

Published on September 30th, 2012 by TINA

In September 2012, the company behind iRenew Bracelets settled two class-action lawsuits, which alleged that the company falsely claimed that the Bracelet helps promote balance, strength, and endurance.  The settlement provides reimbursement to anyone who purchased ... Read More


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Nestle BOOST Kid Essentials

Published on August 30th, 2012 by TINA

Despite a successful FTC lawsuit against Nestle for marketing its BOOST Kid Essentials drink as an immune system booster and illness preventer (which resulted in Nestle agreeing to stop making the health claims without FDA approval ... Read More


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