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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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Apple Lightning Connector

Published on November 26th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

February 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising its Lightning connector, a cable used ... Read More


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GNC Zero Impact Meal Bar

Published on November 20th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In November 2013, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against GNC and Vital Pharmaceuticals. The complaint, which was removed to federal court in October 2012, alleges that the companies misleadingly label the ZERO IMPACT ... Read More


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Humphreys Homeopathic Products

Published on November 19th, 2013 by TINA

October 2013: A federal judge approved a $1.4 million settlement to a class-action lawsuit against Humphreys Pharmacal Inc. and Dickinson Brands, Inc. According to the settlement terms, class members will receive a full refund up to ... Read More


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Kia Soul

Published on November 18th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

October 2014: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to dismiss concluding that the complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted and to meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims. ... Read More


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Eastern Specialty Finance, Inc.

Published on November 15th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Eastern Specialty Finance, Inc. d/b/a Check ‘N Go for allegedly misleadingly marketing “payday loans” and “installment loans.” Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the company advertises the ... Read More


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“Optimum Wellness Plans” for Pets

Published on November 15th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

May 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . April 2014: A federal judge dismissed this action concluding that the plaintiffs failed to meet the heightened pleading standard required for fraud-based claims. November 2013: A class-action lawsuit ... Read More


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Celestial Seasonings Teas

Published on November 15th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

June 2017: A federal judge granted partial summary judgment for the injunctive relief class claims concluding that these claims were moot because the company removed “100% Natural” claims from its advertising. Plaintiffs’ individual claims for damages ... Read More


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Shapewear Products

Published on November 12th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

March 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Maidenform Brands, Inc. and Wacoal America, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing “shapewear” ... Read More


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Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Published on November 8th, 2013 by TINA

November 2013: The federal judge presiding over the case acknowledged TINA.org’s arguments, but ultimately approved the settlement to this class-action lawsuit. For details regarding the settlement terms, click here. October 2013: TINA.org filed a brief as ... Read More


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Nestlé’s Buitoni Pastas

Published on November 6th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Nestlé USA, Inc. and Nestlé Prepared Foods Company. The complaint alleged that the companies misleadingly market their Buitoni Pastas as “all natural” when the products ... Read More


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Lenovo Ultrabook

Published on November 6th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a class action complaint was filed against Lenovo Inc. for allegedly deceiving consumers in its marketing materials for the Lenovo IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook notebook computer. Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the ... Read More


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Maibec Shingles

Published on November 5th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

April 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Maibec Incorporated, a manufacturer of wood shingles made from the Eastern White ... Read More


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“Key Master” Game

Published on November 5th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

March 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed (though, in a separate filing, the parties represented to the Court that they were in the process of finalizing a ... Read More


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Ergobaby

Published on November 4th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ergo Baby Carrier Inc. alleging that the company misleadingly advertises the Ergo Baby’s Organic Baby Carrier as suitable for newborns when, in reality, the carrier cannot carry ... Read More


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Weight Watchers Diet Ice Cream Bars

Published on October 29th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

January 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2013: A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Weight Watchers International, Inc. and Wells Enterprises, Inc. The complaint, ... Read More


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Kaz Heating Pad

Published on October 25th, 2013 by TINA

June 2013: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a cash refund in an amount that depends on the number of claims filed but is ... Read More


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Lifeway Foods, Inc.

Published on October 24th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

April 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Lifeway Foods, Inc. alleging that the company misbranded its food products by ... Read More


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Vioxx

Published on October 17th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In August 2013, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $23 million settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. for allegedly falsely advertising that Vioxx had greater benefits than the generic versions ... Read More


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Skype “Unlimited” Plans

Published on October 17th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a California appellate court revived a class-action lawsuit against Skype Inc. alleging that the company falsely advertised plans as “unlimited.” The complaint, originally filed in May 2011, claimed that the company deceived customers ... Read More


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Marriott’s “Kobe Beef” Sliders

Published on October 17th, 2013 by Melissa Youd

In October 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Marriott International Inc. alleging that it falsely represents that “Kobe beef” sliders contain high-quality Japanese “Kobe beef” when they actually contain a cheaper, inferior quality beef. (Schittino ... Read More


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