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Class-Action Tracker

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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Vytorin Cholesterol Pill

Published on February 15th, 2013 by TINA

Merck has agreed to settle two class-action lawsuits filed in 2008 against it and Schering-Plough Corp. (which Merck has since acquired) over its cholesterol medication Vytorin.  The settlement is for a whopping $688 million.  The two ... Read More


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General Mills YoPlus

Published on February 8th, 2013 by TINA

General Mills settled a 2010 class-action lawsuit against it for $8.5 million in February 2013. The lawsuit alleged that the company deceptively advertised its YoPlus probiotic yogurt as providing additional digestive health benefits over other yogurts. ... Read More


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Zoloft

Published on February 4th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, another class-action lawsuit was filed against Pfizer regarding its marketing of Zoloft.  This time, the allegation is that the drug label and marketing materials do not mention the numerous clinical trials in which ... Read More


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Target Text Spam

Published on January 28th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Target for allegedly sending advertisements via unsolicited text messages to consumers’ cell phones. (Kenneth Hill v. Target Corp., Case No. 13-cv-00041) &nbs... Read More


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Missouri Vioxx

Published on January 28th, 2013 by TINA

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Merck & Co. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2004 in Missouri state court.  The lawsuit alleged that Merck violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by promoting ... Read More


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Lance Armstrong Inspirational Books

Published on January 28th, 2013 by TINA

October 2013: The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2013: A federal judge dismissed the majority of this lawsuit ruling that Armstrong’s statements are protected by the First ... Read More


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Starbucks Bulk Coffee Bean

Published on January 24th, 2013 by TINA

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Starbucks has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against it for allegedly tacking a hidden fee onto certain purchases of bulk coffee beans.  If you purchased less ... Read More


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Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A.

Published on January 14th, 2013 by TINA

In 2010, the FTC charged Iovate Health Sciences and two affiliated Canadian companies with deceptively advertising that certain dietary supplements (Accelis, nanoSLIM, Cold MD, Germ MD, and Allergy MD) could help with weight loss, and treat ... Read More


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Florida’s Natural Orange Juice

Published on January 14th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, a federal district court threw out a class-action lawsuit against Citrus World Inc. for allegedly mislabeling its Florida’s Natural products as “100% orange juice” when the product is actually “heavily processed, stored and ... Read More


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HP’s “Help Me Decide” Custom Laptop

Published on January 14th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, a federal judge decided that a class-action lawsuit filed against Hewlett-Packard in October 2012 could proceed.  The lawsuit alleges that lead plaintiff Mr. Karim purchased a custom HP Pavilion laptop and tried adding ... Read More


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SunRun Inc.

Published on January 9th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against San Francisco solar energy company SunRun Inc.  The lawsuit alleges that the company made deceptive claims about the increasing costs of electricity and the costs savings associated ... Read More


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HSBC Auto-Dial

Published on January 9th, 2013 by TINA

In January 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against HSBC claiming that it auto-dialed cell phones without permission and left prerecorded and artificial voice messages, violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. (Stephen Comstock v. HSBC Bank ... Read More


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Domino’s Pizza Robo-Call

Published on January 7th, 2013 by TINA

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Domino’s Pizza (and an independent franchisee, RPM Pizza, LLC) recently agreed to pay $9.75 million to settle a 2010 class-action lawsuit.  The lawsuit alleged that Domino’s sent pre-recorded phone ads to consumers’ ... Read More


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Joint Juice Inc.

Published on December 31st, 2012 by TINA

According to a class-action lawsuit pending in federal court as of December 2012, Joint Juice Inc. falsely claimed that its Joint Juice liquid dietary supplement could treat osteoarthritis.  (Hoffman v. Joint Juice, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-7630). ... Read More


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Coca-Cola Text Spam

Published on December 31st, 2012 by TINA

In December 2012, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Coca-Cola Co. and its marketing firm Mozes Inc. for allegedly sending thousands of unsolicited text messages to consumers without permission in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection ... Read More


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Slide Inc.’s Disco Text

Published on December 30th, 2012 by TINA

In December 2012, a $6 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit filed against Slide Inc., a subsidiary of Google, in 2011.  The lawsuit alleged that Slide violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending ... Read More


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Suave Professionals Keratin

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

An August 2012 class action against Unilever alleges that it falsely advertised its Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit as a product that would smooth hair and coat it with Keratin (a protein naturally ... Read More


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2012 Chevrolet Equinox MyLink

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

In July 2012, a class action was brought on behalf of California residents who bought a Chevrolet Equinox between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 that does not have the MyLink system.  According to the ... Read More


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Adidas adiPure Barefoot Running Shoes

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

A June 2012 class action charges Adidas with falsely advertising its adiPure barefoot running shoes.  The lawsuit asserts that Adidas makes various false health claims about the shoes and fails to warn consumers that the decreased ... Read More


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Splenda Essentials

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

January 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2012: A class-action was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritional alleging that the companies falsely advertise Splenda ... Read More


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