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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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Stonewall Kitchen’s Vanilla Cupcake Mix

Published on March 23rd, 2015 by TINA

In February 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Stonewall Kitchen LLC for allegedly falsely labeling its Vanilla Cupcak Mix as “all natural” when it actually contains sodium acid pyrophosphate, a synthetic chemical. (Murphy et al ... Read More


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Advertised Storage Capacity of Apple Devices

Published on March 23rd, 2015 by TINA

In February 2015, plaintiffs who filed a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Apple. Inc. voluntarily dismissed the case. The complaint, which was filed the same month, alleged that the company deceptively advertised the storage capacity for ... Read More


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Discounts at Justice Stores

Published on March 23rd, 2015 by TINA

In February 2015, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Justice Stores in state court (and transferred to federal court in March 2015). Specifically, the complaint alleges that the store advertises discounts on merchandise when ... Read More


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The Discounts at Tween Brands Retail Stores

Published on March 19th, 2015 by TINA

In January 2015, a state judge preliminarily approved a $3 million settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Tween Brands retail stores. The complaint, which was filed in 2014, alleged that the stores advertised merchandise ... Read More


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Fresh Step Cat Litter

Published on March 16th, 2015 by TINA

In February 2015, a federal judge dismissed a false advertising lawsuit against Clorox because the parties reached a settlement and agreed to dismiss the lawsuit. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleged that the ... Read More


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Speak and Speak Smooth

Published on March 16th, 2015 by TINA

March 2015: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. January 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against NourishLife, LLC for allegedly falsely marketing the dietary supplements Speak and ... Read More


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TelexFree

Published on March 2nd, 2015 by TINA

In December 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging, among other things, that TelexFree is operating a pyramid scheme and deceptively representing that promoters make money by posting advertisements when they actually make money by recruiting ... Read More


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Balloon Time “Made in the USA” Claims

Published on March 2nd, 2015 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit (which was originally filed in 2012) alleges that Party City and Worthington Cylinder Corporation falsely advertise “Balloon Time” helium tanks as “Made in the USA” when they actually contain parts that are made ... Read More


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Google Drive Storage Fees

Published on February 3rd, 2015 by TINA

In January 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Google for, among other things, allegedly deceiving customers who subscribe to Google Drive (a data-storage service). According to the complaint, Google fails to adequately inform customers who ... Read More


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Walgreens Ear Pain Relief and Ear Ache Drops

Published on January 29th, 2015 by TINA

January 2015: A federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion for dismissal. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. February 2014: A false advertising class-action lawsuit alleging that Walgreens misleadingly labels its Ear ... Read More


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Cytosport’s Muscle Milk Products

Published on January 28th, 2015 by TINA

In January 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Cytosport for allegedly falsely labeling its Muscle Milk and Lean Muscle Milk products. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company: Misleadingly advertises that Muscle Milk products contain a ... Read More


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Kirin® Beer

Published on January 22nd, 2015 by TINA

In December 2014, a state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, claims that the company misleadingly markets Kirin beer as being imported from ... Read More


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Kashi Food Products and More

Published on January 22nd, 2015 by TINA

September 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of this class-action settlement. July 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement to this class-action lawsuit. The settlement terms are discussed in more detail below. For more ... Read More


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Permatex Automotive Repair Kits

Published on January 20th, 2015 by TINA

In December 2014, a state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Permatex. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, alleged that the company misleadingly labeled automotive repair kits as “Made in ... Read More


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Relacore Supplements

Published on December 16th, 2014 by TINA

In November 2014, a New Jersey state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Carter-Reed Company. Though the complaint, which was originally filed in 2004, is not currently available online, one ... Read More


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Flexaid and Other Glucosamine supplements

Published on December 11th, 2014 by TINA

January 2014: A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit against GNC finding that the plaintiffs failed to establish that the advertisements were false or deceptive. The judge concluded that the named-plaintiffs (who did not have arthritis) referred ... Read More


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