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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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Nature Valley Snacks

Published on November 1st, 2016 by TINA

In October 2016, two class-action lawsuits were filed against General Mills for, among other things, allegedly marketing Nature Valley products – including Crunchy granola bars, Breakfast Biscuits, and Oatmeal Squares – as being made with “100% NATURAL Whole ... Read More


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Tom’s of Maine Natural Claims

Published on November 1st, 2016 by TINA

In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Colgate-Palmolive and Tom’s of Maine for allegedly falsely marketing Tom’s of Maine products as “natural” when they actually have synthetic and chemically-processed ingredients. (De Lacour et al ... Read More


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Neutrogena Naturals

Published on October 27th, 2016 by TINA

August 2013: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement of this action. According to the settlement terms, each class member may receive up to $10 ($1 for each cleanser product purchased and $2 for ... Read More


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Floor and Décor Outlets of America Flooring

Published on October 26th, 2016 by TINA

January 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. September 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Floor and Décor Outlets of America. The 2015 complaint alleges, among ... Read More


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Mars Chocolate Candy Products

Published on October 26th, 2016 by Melissa Youd

December 2014: A federal judge granted Mars, Inc.’s motion to stay the proceedings (and administratively closed the case) pending the resolution of an appeal of a district court’s decision to deny class certification in another false ... Read More


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New Whey Liquid Protein

Published on October 26th, 2016 by TINA

In September 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against New Whey Nutrition for allegedly falsely marketing New Whey Liquid Protein. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the supplement contains less protein than represented on the ... Read More


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Arm & Hammer ™ Liquid Laundry Detergent

Published on October 26th, 2016 by TINA

September 2016: This action was dismissed . The reasons have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Church & Dwight Co. for allegedly deceptively packaging Arm & Hammer™ liquid detergent products to ... Read More


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Go Organic Hard Candy

Published on October 26th, 2016 by TINA

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Hillside Candy in August 2016 (and transferred to federal court in October 2016) for allegedly deceptively listing “evaporated cane juice” as an ingredient in Go Organic Hard Candy ... Read More


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Move Free® Supplements

Published on October 26th, 2016 by TINA

August 2016: This action was dismissed because the claims were resolved pursuant to a settlement in another case, Lerma et al v. Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. For more information about the Lerma case, click here. February ... Read More


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Sanmedica’s Sero Vital-hgh

Published on October 24th, 2016 by TINA

In Oct 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sanmedica International for allegedly falsely advertising that Sero Vital-hgh provides anti-aging benefits. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company markets the pill as, among other things, having ... Read More


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M&M’s® Mini Products

Published on October 24th, 2016 by TINA

October 2016: After the parties informed the court that they reached a settlement, this action was voluntarily dismissed . The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against ... Read More


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Spitz Sunflower Seeds

Published on October 24th, 2016 by TINA

In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spitz International for allegedly falsely advertising Spitz Sunflower Seeds as edible when the product is “inedible and dangerous for consumption” because it contains maggots and dirt. (Willaims ... Read More


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Comcast Service Plans

Published on October 20th, 2016 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Comcast for allegedly offering service plans to cover the costs of repairs of wiring inside customers’ homes when, in reality, the service plans did not cover the costs of repairs ... Read More


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Dole Fruit-based Snack Foods

Published on October 20th, 2016 by TINA

In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Packaged Foods for, among other things, allegedly deceptively marketing various fruit-based snack foods – including Dole Fruit & Oatmeal and Dole Parfait – as healthy when ... Read More


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Chipotle Mexican Grill’s GMO-Free Claims

Published on October 20th, 2016 by TINA

August 2016: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims in this lawsuit. The judge allowed claims based on Chipotle’s advertising statement that it uses “Only NON-GMO Ingredients” to move forward, but dismissed claims related to ... Read More


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