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September 20th, 2021 | by  .

September 20, 2021: TINA.org files a complaint with the FTC regarding New Balance’s violations of the Made in USA Labeling


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September 20th, 2021 | by  .

TINA.org investigated New Balance’s use of Made in USA labeling and other marketing, and found that the company is violating


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August 30th, 2021 | by  .

TINA.org investigated FabKids, a TechStyle, Inc. (f/k/a Just Fabulous, Inc.) brand and found, among other things, that it deceptively enrolls


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August 30th, 2021 | by  .

August 30, 2021: TINA.org sends complaint letters to California District Attorneys and the Federal Trade Commission urging them to take


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August 5th, 2021 | by  .

September 24, 2021: TINA.org files a response to the parties amended settlement agreement. September 13, 2021: The parties file a First Amended


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August 5th, 2021 | by  .

In 2020, several class-action lawsuits were filed against Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for falsely advertising the brain supplement Neuriva as “clinically proven” to


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July 26th, 2021 | by  .

July 16, 2021: Determining that Mary Kay had removed many of the claims identified by TINA.org from publication, the DSSRC


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July 26th, 2021 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Mary Kay, a Texas-based multilevel marketing company that sells cosmetics and skincare products, and found that the company


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July 19th, 2021 | by  .

October 5, 2021: The FTC announces that it has given final approval to the proposed consent order. July 15, 2021: TINA.org


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July 19th, 2021 | by  .

In July 2021, TINA.org submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on a proposed


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June 30th, 2021 | by  .

June 30, 2021: TINA.org sends a letter to the FTC urging it to implement a penalty offense program targeting the direct selling industry.


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June 30th, 2021 | by  .

In an effort to efficiently and effectively address the pervasive problem of multilevel marketing companies using deceptive marketing to promote


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June 25th, 2021 | by  .

On April 27, 2021, TINA.org’s Executive Director Bonnie Patten testified before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data


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June 25th, 2021 | by  .

On February 4, 2021, TINA.org Executive Director Bonnie Patten testified before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the


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June 21st, 2021 | by  .

TINA.org investigated the marketing used by the Stipulating Parties in FTC v. Agora Financial, LLC, et al. and found that


Status and Updates

April 5th, 2021 | by  .

April 2, 2021: TINA.org files a complaint with the state of Washington against LuLaRoe, finding that the company is violating


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April 5th, 2021 | by  .

In 2019, the state of Washington filed a lawsuit against the California-based clothing MLM LuLaRoe for its alleged operation of


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January 26th, 2021 | by  .

January 20, 2021: The DSSRC issues a decision finding that Primerica and its distributors were making inappropriate income claims to


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January 26th, 2021 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Primerica, Inc., a Georgia-based multilevel marketing company that sells term life insurance and various other financial service products,



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