December 22nd, 2020
Looking back at 2020.
November 18th, 2020
October 2020: The case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-831, W.D. Mo.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hy-Vee for allegedly falsely advertising that its Strawberries & Cream and Peaches & Cream Instant Oatmeals contain strawberries and peaches, respectively, when, according to plaintiffs, the oatmeals do not contain
November 13th, 2020
November 2019: A federal judge dismissed claims that the company misrepresented the size of the screen, but allowed claims that the company misrepresented the pixel count to move forward. December 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for allegedly deceptively advertising that the screens of the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
September 30th, 2020
August 2020: A state court judge granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a cash award in an amount that depends upon a variety of factors, including the number of claims filed and whether a claimant provides proof of purchase. A final fairness hearing is scheduled
September 16th, 2020
Class-action trend likens purchasing loot boxes in video games to pulling a lever on a slot machine.
September 11th, 2020
In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kellogg Sales Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the only fruit ingredient in Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts is strawberries when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list reveals that the fruit filling also contains pears and apples. The complaint also claims that the product contains a coloring ingredient
September 2nd, 2020
August 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-7783, C.D. Cal.) June 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Keurig Dr Pepper and Mott’s for allegedly falsely advertising juices – including various flavors of Mott’s Apple Juice, RealLemon Lemon Juice and RealLime Lime Juice – as being 100% juice
August 28th, 2020
In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for allegedly misleadingly marketing the MacBook Pro laptop with a touch bar as having “truer-to-life pictures with realistically vivid details” when, according to plaintiffs, the flex cables connecting the display to the controller beneath the touch bar are defective and wear out as the laptop
August 20th, 2020
July 2020: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-1456,S.D. Cal.) June 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ancestry.com alleging that it misleadingly offers a free trial to access genealogical records without adequately disclosing that consumers who sign up for the free trial will be automatically enrolled in a monthly subscription resulting
August 12th, 2020
Distributors deceptively claim products boost childrens’ immune systems and may even keep them virus free.
July 31st, 2020
December 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision in the Becerra case concluding that reasonable consumers would not think that the word “Diet” in the product name promises weight loss, healthy weight management, or other health benefits. May 2019: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the
July 17th, 2020
September 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed for undisclosed reasons after a federal judge dismissed several of the claims – including the nationwide class claims – and expressed concerns that the court no longer had subject matter jurisdiction. October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Starbucks for allegedly falsely advertising its sour gummies as
June 19th, 2020
Some of the world’s largest corporations have reportedly raised millions of dollars for the Black Lives Matter Foundation, which is unaffiliated with the international movement.
March 10th, 2020
In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tropicana Manufacturing Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing fruit juices – including Trop 50 Farmstand Apple, Trop 50 Orange Mango, Trop 50 Pomegranate Blueberry, Tropicana Grape Drink, Tropicana 100% Apple Juice, and Tropicana Fruit Medley – as natural when, according to plaintiffs, the juices contain artificial flavors.
August 27th, 2019
Based on the ingredients list, the company is rounding up.
July 30th, 2019
In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bai Brands for allegedly falsely marketing that four flavors of bai Antioxidant Cocofusion beverages – Andes Coconut Lime, Puna Coconut Pineapple, Maui Coconut Raspberry, and Malawi Coconut Mango – contain limes, pineapples, raspberries, and mangos, respectively, when, according to the complaint, the beverages do not contain
July 15th, 2019
April 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. January 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with $0.40 for each product purchased. According to the settlement terms, class members who submit valid claim forms will receive a minimum payment of $2
June 10th, 2019
November 2018: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. January 2018: This case was reopened after the appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals were resolved. (The Jones and Kosta appeals were voluntarily dismissed and the Brazil case was remanded for further
April 4th, 2019
Whole fruit pictured on the labels belies the ingredients inside.