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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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Parkay Spray

Published on April 8th, 2013 by TINA

An August 2012 class action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Foods, maker of Parkay Spray butter substitute, claiming that the spray is falsely marketed as “fat-free” and “calorie-free,” when, in fact, it contains 832 calories and ... Read More


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Ticketmaster, TicketsNow

Published on March 15th, 2013 by TINA

In February 2013, a federal court approved a settlement between Ticketmaster and consumers who filed a class-action lawsuit against it 2009.  The lawsuit alleges that Ticketmaster tricked consumers into buying more expensive tickets by re-directing them ... Read More


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Bayer Healthcare

Published on March 15th, 2013 by TINA

In February 2013, a federal court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Bayer for allegedly deceiving consumers with false advertising for Citrical CS, a calcium supplement, that claimed that a single dose of the supplement was ... Read More


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Kraft Fat-Free Deli Meat

Published on March 11th, 2013 by TINA

In February 2013, a federal appeals court affirmed the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit filed against Kraft Foods and Hormel Foods in 2011 alleging that the companies misled consumers into believing their lunch meat products  contained ... Read More


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Welch’s Grape Juice

Published on March 11th, 2013 by TINA

In February 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Welch’s for making heart health claims — such as “Helps Support A Healthy Heart” — on its Welch’s 100% Grape Juice label. According to the complaint, such ... Read More


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Apple Children’s Game Apps

Published on March 1st, 2013 by TINA

December 2013: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2013: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. October 2013: A federal judge granted ... Read More


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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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