March 11th, 2020
In February and March 2020, two class-action lawsuits were filed against Toyota for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the fuel tanks in RAV4 vehicles hold 14.5 gallons of gas when, according to plaintiffs, the fuel tanks do not hold the represented number of gallons due to their shape. Plaintiffs also claim that the company misleadingly advertises
March 11th, 2020
A TINA.org investigation has cataloged 140 instances in which Le-Vel and/or its distributors have made or referenced atypical earnings claims that lack appropriate legal disclosures. Claims shown below in gray have been removed from publication as of a May 2020 audit. Alyson Mongler IG 02_12_20 Amy Brookes IG 02_26_20 Brittany Hodge IG 01_31_20 Brittany Hodge
January 13th, 2020
Sketchy affiliate website promoting Snow Teeth Whitening comes down in wake of TINA.org inquiry.
December 12th, 2019
When America’s Best advertises “Same Day Appointments Available,” they may mean they’ll see you next week.
November 21st, 2019
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Alaska Airlines for allegedly misleadingly representing that travel insurance sold on its website is provided by a separate company, Allianz Global Assistance, without disclosing that the airline receives an allegedly illegal kickback for each sale. (Shattenkirk et al v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-1656, W.
November 1st, 2019
January 2019: The claims against Volvo Cars of North America were voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The claims against Volvo Car USA remain pending. May 2018: This lawsuit was transferred to a court in New Jersey. (Laurens et al v. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC et al, Case
October 22nd, 2019
October 2019: An arbitrator dismissed the arbitration concluding that the arbitration agreement was illusory. Later in the month, a federal judge granted the parties’ motion to lift the stay and reopen the case. September 2018: A federal judge stayed this action and administratively closed the case pending the outcome of arbitration. August 2017: The case
October 21st, 2019
MLM becomes the first to have its ad claims referred to the FTC by direct selling self-regulatory program.
September 24th, 2019
January 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the company’s petition for permission to appeal the district court’s August 2018 order. (AT&T Mobility LLC et al v. McArdle, Case No. 18-cv-80102, 9th Cir.) August 2018: A federal judge granted part of the plaintiff’s motion for class certification and certified the class of individuals who
August 27th, 2019
MLM company New U Life is no fountain of youth.
August 23rd, 2019
TINA.org reader Tyla S. is not a happy camper.
July 19th, 2019
Who is the constant prompting on Booking.com actually benefiting, the consumer or the site?
July 9th, 2019
These claims may trip you up.
April 9th, 2019
April 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-639, S. D. CA.) February 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Samsonite Company Stores for allegedly advertising fake sales on its luggage and travel accessories sold at outlet stores by comparing a “sale” price to a fabricated “regular” price to
February 21st, 2019
TINA.org anxiously awaits the Goop-y claims that lay in store.
January 24th, 2019
2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Click here and here to see the dismissal orders. 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed regarding the marketing for the World OutGames Miami 2017 event. The complaint alleges that the marketers misleadingly continued to promote the 10-day event with sporting events,
November 19th, 2018
In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against United Airlines for allegedly deceptively marketing trip insurance on its flights. Specifically, the complaint claims that the airline misleadingly represents that the insurance is offered by Travel Guard Group and the money from the policies goes to the insurance company without disclosing that the airline gets
October 22nd, 2018
TINA.org files complaint against CTCA and puts 42 cancer centers on notice for marketing atypical testimonials.
October 19th, 2018
In 2016, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against American Airlines for allegedly misleadingly marketing trip insurance policies (that protect customers if their travel plans change) as being sold by a third party, Allianz Global Assistance, when the insurance policies are, according to plaintiffs, actually sold by American Airlines, which receives a profit each
September 18th, 2018
TINA.org attends FTC hearing on how to protect consumers from “informational injury” in the digital age.