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Status and Updates

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


Summary of Action

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


Status and Updates

July 19th, 2021 | by  .

July 15, 2021: TINA.org submits its comment to the FTC regarding the agency’s proposed MoviePass consent order.


Summary of Action

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


Status and Updates

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.


Summary of Action

June 30th, 2021 | by  .

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


Summary of Action

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


Summary of Action

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


Summary of Action

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


Summary of Action

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


Mary Kay Income Claims

March 4th, 2021 | by  .

A TINA.org investigation has compiled a sampling of 200 examples of Mary Kay and/or its distributors making atypical income claims


Status and Updates

January 26th, 2021 | by  .

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


Summary of Action

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,


2021 Walmart Database

January 19th, 2021 | by  .

In January 2021, TINA.org reinvestigated the Walmart website and found that the company is still advertising products as being Made


Summary of Action

December 15th, 2020 | by  .

In 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed in California state court against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly misleadingly representing that


Status and Updates

December 15th, 2020 | by  .

December 11, 2020: TINA.org joins other consumer advocates including UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice in filing


Summary of Action

December 8th, 2020 | by  .

Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 53(b), authorizes the FTC to sue in federal district court


Status & Updates

December 8th, 2020 | by  .

January 13, 2021: Oral argument is scheduled in this case. December 7, 2020: TINA.org files its amicus curiae brief in



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