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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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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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New Balance

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

In August 2012, a class-action settlement was tentatively approved to settle false advertising claims made by New Balance with respect to its line of toning shoes.  Plaintiffs alleged that New Balance falsely marketing its toning shoes ... Read More


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Spirit Airlines

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

An August 2012 class action charges Spirit Airlines with federal racketeering (RICO) alleging that it is “engaging in an enterprise to systemically assess and collect disingenuous hidden charges from Spirit Airlines customers.”  The lawsuit claims that ... Read More


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Crayola Washable Colored Bubbles

Published on December 4th, 2012 by TINA

An August 2012 settlement has been reached in this class action, which alleged Crayola falsely labeled and advertised its 2011 colored bubbles as washable when, in fact, they permanently stained clothing and property. Note: Crayola reformulated colored ... Read More


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Lucky Brand

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

In November 2012, a federal judge preliminarily approved the $9.9 million that Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. and its marketing subcontractors are agreeing to pay to settle a class-action lawsuit.  The suit claimed that they sent unsolicited ... Read More


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Forest Laboratories Junk Fax

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit filed against Forest Laboratories, Inc. in November 2012 alleges that the company sent the St. Louis Heart Center 40 junk faxes, all trying to sell Forest’s hypertension medication Bystolic.  The lawsuit alleges that ... Read More


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Toys ‘R’ Us

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. in November 2012 claiming the company engaged in a bait-and-switch scheme that lured in online shoppers by offering valuable free gifts but then provided gifts of ... Read More


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Monster Rehab Energy Drink

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

In November 2012, a class action was filed against Monster Energy Co. claiming that its Monster Rehab Green Tea + Energy drink, which contains unknown amounts of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC), causes liver damage and even death, but ... Read More


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Walgreens Wal-Born

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

Back in 2010, the FTC filed a lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging that it deceptively advertised that its Wal-Born supplement could prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system. In November 2012, the case was finally settled, ... Read More


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Hyundai and Kia

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

After being slapped with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the Hyundai Elantra overstated its gas mileage efficiency in ads, Hyundai defended itself by saying that its claim was certified by the EPA.  Well, in November 2012, ... Read More


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Papa John

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

Papa John’s is being sued in a class-action lawsuit for allegedly sending over 500,000 unwanted text messages to customers advertising its pizza (the class action was officially certified in November 2012).  Under the Telephone Consumer Protection ... Read More


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Hyundai Elantra/Sonata

Published on November 30th, 2012 by TINA

A class-action lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America was tentatively certified by a federal judge in November 2012.  The lawsuit alleges that Hyundai falsely advertised the fuel economy of its Elantra and Sonata models, saying they received ... Read More


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Diamond of California Walnuts

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In 2010, a class action was brought against Diamond Foods alleging that the company made false and misleading statements in its marketing material about the health benefits of eating walnuts. (Zeisel v. Diamond Foods, Inc., Case ... Read More


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Zoloft

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, claiming, among other things, that Pfizer marketed Zoloft to pregnant women and women of childbearing age despite knowing that pregnant women who take such antidepressants ... Read More


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Honda Civic Hybrid

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

According to a 2010 class-action lawsuit, Honda falsely advertised the estimated fuel efficiency of its 2003 to 2009 Honda Civic Hybrids.  (Lockabey, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 37-2010-00087755-CU-BT-CTL, Ca. ... Read More


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Hyundai Elantra

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

A July 2012 lawsuit was filed on behalf of California residents claiming that Hyundai falsely advertises its Elantra as the “40 Mile Per Gallon Elantra.”  The class action alleges that Hyundai fails to inform consumers in ... Read More


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Procera AVH

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In early 2012, a class action was filed asserting that Brain Research Labs falsely marketed Procera AVH as improving brain function.  Procera AVH was primarily sold through direct marketing channels.  (O’Brien, et al. v. Brain Research ... Read More


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Driven Sports Craze Supplement

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

A March 2012 class action representing California residents states that Driven Sports “makes representations regarding the efficacy, safety and legality of [Craze] which are false, misleading and deceptive.”  At issue is the fact that Craze allegedly ... Read More


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Vita Coco Coconut Water

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

In 2011, a class action was filed against Vita Coco for misrepresenting the health benefits and nutritional content of its coconut water.  The lawsuit claimed that Vita Coco coconut water did not contain the electrolyte levels ... Read More


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Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats

Published on November 28th, 2012 by TINA

After agreeing to settle FTC charges that it violated federal law by falsely marketing its Frosted Mini-Wheats as “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%,” Kellogg was hit with a class-action lawsuit in 2009 ... Read More


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