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Blumen and Assured Hand Sanitizers

December 23rd, 2020

November 2020: This case was transferred from a court in New Jersey to one in New York. (Case No. 20-cv-9652, S.D.N.Y.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively representing that the active ingredient in Blumen and Assured hand sanitizers is ethyl alcohol when, according to the complaint, the active


Kona Beers

December 3rd, 2020

June 2020: The appeal was dismissed because the objector reached a settlement agreement with Craft Brew Alliance. According to the terms, the objector will receive $33,000 ($25,500 from class counsel and $7,500 from Craft Brew Alliance). March 2020: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the order granting final approval of the settlement agreement.


Tecate Beer

December 2nd, 2020

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Heineken USA Inc. for allegedly misleadingly advertising Tecate brand beer as a Mexican beer without adequately disclosing that the beer is brewed in Holland. (Schelmetty et al v. Heineken USA Inc., Case No. 20-cv-9985, S.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of alcohol, click here.


Naples Soap Company

December 1st, 2020

From “cruelty free” to “Made in the USA,” TINA.org finds personal care company’s marketing awash with questionable labels.


Asahi Super Dry Beer

November 13th, 2020

January 2020: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. December 2018: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that provides class members with a cash award in an amount that depends on the number and type of products purchased. The maximum award a class member may receive is $10.


Ritas Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria Drinks

November 12th, 2020

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly falsely advertising its Ritas™ Margarita, Mojito, Rosé, and Sangria drinks. Plaintiffs claim that the company makes consumers believe that: its Margarita drinks contain tequila by marketing them as “sparkling margarita[s]” when, according to the complaint, the drinks don’t contain any tequila, its Mojito


Blumen Hand Sanitizer

October 7th, 2020

September 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-801, N.D. Ind.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively marketing that the active ingredient in Blumen Hand Sanitizer is seventy percent ethyl alcohol without disclosing that methanol, a dangerous alcohol, is also an active


Hand Sanitizers from 4E Brands

August 28th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against 4E Brands for allegedly deceptively representing that the active ingredient in various brands of hand sanitizers – including Assured, Blumen, Klar and Danver, Hello Kitty by Sanrio, Honeykeeper, and Modesa – is ethyl alcohol when, according to the complaint, the active ingredient in them is actually


Health-Ade Kombucha Beverages

July 17th, 2020

October 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. April 2019: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for October 11, 2019. March 2019: The plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with a $4 cash award


TINA.org Suggests Updates to How the FTC Regulates Endorsement Advertising

June 29th, 2020

On June 22, 2020, TINA.org responded to the FTC’s request for comment on the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (referred to here as the Endorsement Guides or Guides). First passed in 1980, and last amended in 2009, the Endorsement Guides provide guidance to businesses, and others, to ensure that advertisements


GermBloc Hand Sanitizer

June 19th, 2020

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GermBloc and WillSpeed Technology for allegedly misleadingly marketing that GermBloc alcohol-free hand sanitizer kills “99.99% of germs” and prevents diseases when, according to plaintiffs, there is no scientific evidence to support such claims. (Lagorio et al v. GermBloc, Inc. and WillSpeed Technology LLC, Case No. 20-cv-11074,


Summary of Action

May 20th, 2020

TINA.org investigated Everest Microbial Defense, a Colorado-based company that sells cleaning products, and found that it was deceptively marketing alcohol-free hand sanitizers and surface cleaners that the company claimed, without adequate substantiation, could kill the COVID-19 virus. As a result of these findings, TINA.org sent a warning letter to Everest on April 30, 2020 notifying it of TINA.org’s findings


GOOP 2020 Database

January 27th, 2020

A 2020 TINA.org investigation revealed that Goop is violating a 2018 Stipulated Judgment by deceptively marketing products as having a therapeutic effect on several medical conditions. Such conditions include anxiety, depression, OCD, hormone imbalances and hair loss. Goop also deceptively markets products as able to address the symptoms of excessive alcohol consumption. The following is


EucoClean Bug Products

September 24th, 2019

November 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Green Room Marketing for allegedly falsely marketing EucoClean 3-in-1 Bed Bug Defense System and EucoClean Naturals Lice Away as being natural and non-toxic when, according to plaintiffs, they contain alcohol ethoxylate



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