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Zillow

November 13th, 2020

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Zillow for allegedly deceiving consumers and violating the law by failing to adequately identify the listing agent for properties listed for sale on its website and, in certain situations, connecting consumers with its Premier Agents (i.e., agents who have no connection to the property but have paid Zillow to


UV Light Sanitizer Wands

November 10th, 2020

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against UV Sanitizer USA LLC for allegedly falsely marketing that its Portable UV Light Sanitizer wands “kill[] up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria, virus, germs, allergens and molds” when, according to the complaint, the wands do not eliminate any harmful bacteria and viruses. Plaintiffs also claim that


Timeshares at Westgate Resorts

November 9th, 2020

September 2020: These two related cases (Hambacker and Kellough) were consolidated until the end of discovery. June 2020: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Westgate Resorts alleging, among other things, that the resort: Encourages sales agents to lie to prospective buyers using high-pressure sales pitches, Does not provide sales agents with disclosures to give to


ArbiterSports

November 5th, 2020

In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ArbiterSports for allegedly misleadingly representing that its sports software and services are safe and meet industry standards for data security when, according to plaintiffs, the company does not take adequate steps to protect the data it collects. (Quezada et al v. ArbiterSports, LLC, Case No. 20-cv-5193,


Status and Updates

October 29th, 2020

October 28, 2020: The DSSRC issued a report finding that Beautycounter had adequately addressed every claim brought to its attention. The DSSRC report also indicates that Beautycounter will be updating its 2019 Income Disclosure Statement to provide more transparency about what a potential consultant can generally expect to achieve. July 22, 2020: TINA.org files a complaint with


Summary of Action

October 29th, 2020

TINA.org investigated Beautycounter, a California-based multilevel marketing company that sells cosmetics and skincare products, and found that it uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, income claims to market the Beautycounter business opportunity. Such marketing materials include claims of participants achieving financial freedom, earning a replacement income, quitting their jobs, making six figures per year and paying


Naked Pure Coconut Water

September 17th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Naked Juice Co. of Glendora for allegedly misleadingly marketing its coconut water as “pure” without adequately disclosing that the product contains other natural flavors. According to the complaint, the word “pure” is prominently placed at the top of the product label while the “with other natural


Insurance from Alliance Global Assistance

September 11th, 2020

In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Allianz Global Assistance for allegedly misleadingly offering consumers insurance for tickets to events and travel arrangements for a specified price without adequately disclosing that consumers who purchase the insurance are charged additional fees. (Elgindy et al v. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance) et al,


Lifetime Subscriptions to Sirius XM Radio

September 9th, 2020

2020: The named plaintiff in this case entered into a settlement agreement that was reached in a related case, Alvarez v. Sirius XM Radio. December 2018: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed for undisclosed reasons. June 2017: A federal judge granted Sirius XM Radio’s motion to compel compliance with the dispute resolution procedures the parties agreed


Benefiber Prebiotic Supplement

September 2nd, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare for allegedly misleadingly advertising Benefiber Prebiotic Supplement as “100% Natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the company uses a complex, multi-step production process to turn wheat starch into wheat dextrin, the supplement’s only ingredient. In addition, the complaint claims that the company does not


Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes

September 1st, 2020

August 2020: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in New Jersey. (Case No. 20-cv-10406, D.N.J.) July 2020: The case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Potts et al v. Netrogena Corp., Case No. 20-cv-6323, C.D. Cal.) April 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Neutrogena Corp. for allegedly


Electronic Arts Sports Video Games

August 28th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the video game company Electronic Arts alleging that the age-ratings for its sports video games – including FIFA soccer, Madden NFL, NHL, and NBA Live – fail to adequately disclose that the Ultimate Team Packs in the games are loot boxes, which according to the complaint,


The Security of Information Collected by Zynga

August 26th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against video game company Zynga Inc. for allegedly falsely promising it used “reasonable and appropriate security measures” to protect the personal identifying information – such as email addresses, passwords, and financial information – it collected from its players when, according to plaintiffs, the company did not adequately


iTalk Global Communications

August 26th, 2020

August 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-7150, C.D. Cal.) July 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against the provider of international communication and television services iTalk Global Communications for allegedly violating California law by offering service for a limited period of time without adequately disclosing that consumers



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