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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


Status and Updates

November 2nd, 2020 | by  .

By October 16, 2020: Market America removes the vast majority of deceptive income claims identified by TINA.org. October 8, 2020:


Summary of Action

November 2nd, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Market America, Inc., a North Carolina-based multi-level marketing company founded in 1992 by former Amway distributor James “JR”


Status and Updates

October 29th, 2020 | by  .

October 28, 2020: The DSSRC issued a report finding that Beautycounter had adequately addressed every claim brought to its attention. The


Summary of Action

October 29th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Beautycounter, a California-based multilevel marketing company that sells cosmetics and skincare products, and found that it uses unsubstantiated,


Summary of Action

October 27th, 2020 | by  .

Between 2015 and 2019, multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Quincy Bioscience for falsely advertising the brain supplement Prevagen to


Status and Updates

October 27th, 2020 | by  .

November 18, 2020: After a Final Fairness Hearing, the Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement. November 16, 2020: The


Market America Database

October 8th, 2020 | by  .

A TINA.org investigation has cataloged more than 750 instances in which Market America or its CEO JR Ridinger have made


Status and Updates

September 24th, 2020 | by  .

September 23, 2020: The DSSRC notifies TINA.org of its decision. September 9, 2020: The DSSRC issued a decision finding that


Summary of Action

September 24th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated International Markets Live, Inc., otherwise known as iMarketsLive, IML, or IM Mastery Academy, a New York-based multi-level marketing


Status and Updates

September 9th, 2020 | by  .

August 31, 2020: The DSSRC issued a case decision finding that Le-Vel and its distributors were making inappropriate health and


Summary of Action

September 9th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Le-Vel Brands, LLC, a Texas-based multilevel marketing company, and found that it uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, health


Beautycounter Income Claims

July 17th, 2020 | by  .

A TINA.org investigation has compiled a sampling of more than 100 examples of Beautycounter and/or its distributors making atypical income claims.


Summary of Action

June 24th, 2020 | by  .

In June 2020, TINA.org submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on whether to



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