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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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Truvía® Natural Sweeteners

Published on December 10th, 2014 by TINA

April 2014: A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice, meaning the plaintiffs can re-file at a later date. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. However, the named plaintiff from this lawsuit ... Read More


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Truvía® Sweeteners

Published on December 10th, 2014 by TINA

December 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of this class-action settlement. July 2014: After this lawsuit was transferred to another district court in May 2014, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $6,100,000 settlement. According to ... Read More


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Truvia® Natural Sweetener

Published on December 10th, 2014 by TINA

December 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. July 2014: In July 2014, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $6.1 million settlement to the class-action lawsuit filed against Cargill, Inc. According to ... Read More


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Truvía® Sweetener

Published on December 10th, 2014 by TINA

December 2014: After this class-action lawsuit was transferred and consolidated with another lawsuit in Hawaii in December 2013, a federal judge granted final approval of a $6.1 million settlement of the claims. According to the settlement ... Read More


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Nutella Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Published on December 10th, 2014 by TINA

In September 2014, an appellate court affirmed a district court’s approval of a $2.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Nutella, Ferrero USA. The complaint claimed that the company misleadingly marketed Nutella ... Read More


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Babolat Tennis Racquets

Published on December 9th, 2014 by TINA

In October 2014, a federal judge granted preliminary approval of a $4.5 million settlement of two consolidated false advertising class-action lawsuits filed against Babolat, the tennis equipment company. The complaints, which were originally filed in 2013, ... Read More


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Breyer’s Ice Cream

Published on December 8th, 2014 by TINA

November/December 2014: The parties agreed to dismiss this false advertising class-action lawsuit. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. July 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Conopco, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly labeling ... Read More


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HP Ink Cartridge’s “Smart Chip”

Published on December 2nd, 2014 by TINA

In September 2014, a federal judge approved a $5 million settlement of three consolidated false advertising class-action lawsuits against Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). The complaints, which were filed between 2005 and 2007, alleged that HP misrepresented facts ... Read More


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Mott’s

Published on December 2nd, 2014 by TINA

October 2014: Though a federal judge granted part of Mott’s motion for summary judgment and trimmed the complaint, plaintiffs have gotten the green light to proceed on their unlawful labeling allegations (i.e., that Mott’s unlawfully labels ... Read More


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Nature Valley Bars

Published on December 1st, 2014 by TINA

November 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit because General Mills agreed to remove the 100% Natural claims from products containing unnatural ingredients. (Bohac et al v. General Mills, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-05280, N. D. CA.). This ... Read More


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Nature Valley Granola Bars

Published on December 1st, 2014 by Melissa Youd

November 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit because General Mills agreed to remove the 100% Natural claims from products containing unnatural ingredients. (Rojas et al v. General Mills, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-05099, N. D. CA.). This ... Read More


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Nature Valley Brand Granola Bars

Published on December 1st, 2014 by TINA

November 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit because General Mills agreed to remove the 100% Natural claims from products containing unnatural ingredients. (Janney et al v. General Mills, Case No. 12-cv-03919, N. D. CA.). This labeling ... Read More


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Hydroxycut

Published on December 1st, 2014 by TINA

November 2014: After preliminarily approving this settlement in May 2014, a federal judge granted final approval of the $14 million settlement. April 2014: The parties moved for preliminary approval of a $14 million settlement of the ... Read More


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Kraft Natural Cheddar Cheese

Published on November 24th, 2014 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Kraft Foods in May 2014 (and amended in November 2014) for allegedly misleadingly labeling and advertising Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese as “natural” when it actually contains artificial ingredients, flavor, ... Read More


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Gerber Probiotics Products

Published on November 24th, 2014 by TINA

August 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2014: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint (after having had several prior ones dismissed) alleging that Gerber misleadingly represents its ... Read More


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Pentium 4 Processor

Published on November 19th, 2014 by TINA

In July 2014, a state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard Company. The complaint, which was amended in 2013, alleged that the companies “falsely improved” the ... Read More


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Bear Naked Food Products

Published on November 19th, 2014 by TINA

September 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of this class-action settlement. May 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved a $325,000 settlement of this class-action lawsuit against Bear Naked, Inc. According to the settlement terms, class ... Read More


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Walmart’s Cell Phone Insurance Plans

Published on November 17th, 2014 by TINA

In November 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely advertising cell phone insurance plans. Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the store advertised and sold insurance plans to consumers who purchased cell ... Read More


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