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Summary of Action

August 17th, 2017

TINA.org investigated Goop Inc. (Goop), a New York and California-based “lifestyle” company founded by Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008 that sells a wide range of products, including supplements, natural “remedies,” oils, crystals, beauty products, clothing, and accessories.  TINA.org’s investigation revealed that the company uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, health and disease-treatment claims to market many of


Atkins® Meal Bars, Snack Bars, and Endulge® Treats

July 20th, 2017

In July 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Atkins Nutritionals for allegedly making misleading “Net Carbs” claims about Atkins® Meal Bars, Snack Bars, and Endulge® Treats to mislead consumers about the products’ impact on blood sugar levels. According to plaintiffs, the company makes “Net Carbs” claims to send the message that the products’ dietary


Bud Light’s Lime-A-Rita

April 11th, 2017

Margarita-flavored malt beverage may not be as low-calorie or low-carb as you think.


Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

April 11th, 2017

April 2017: Plaintiffs’ petition for en banc review was denied. March 2017: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit. The appellate court found that reasonable consumers would not be deceived into thinking that Bud Light Lime-a-Rita is a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate beverage because the label makes clear that


Old Charter 8-Year Aged Bourbon

February 23rd, 2017

In January 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Buffalo Trace Distillery, Old Charter Distillery, and Sazerac Company for allegedly misrepresenting that Old Charter is an 8-year aged bourbon when the bourbon is actually aged for “significantly less than 8 years.” (Penrose et al v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc., Old Charter Distillery Co., and Sazerac


Walmart’s Craft Beers

February 22nd, 2017

In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely marketing beers – including Cat’s Away IPA, After Party Pale Ale, Round Midnight Belgian White, and Red Flag Amber – as craft beers when, in reality, the beers are not craft beers and are not produced at a craft brewery. (Adam et


Total Wine

January 31st, 2017

NAD refers liquor store chain’s comparative pricing claims to the FTC.


Breathometer

January 25th, 2017

Company to issue refunds to consumers under settlement with FTC.


Beck’s Beer

January 23rd, 2017

April 2016: The appeal was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2015: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to approve the settlement. (Marty et al v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Case No. 15-15269, 11th Cir.) October 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. June 2015:


TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

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Old Charter Bourbon

November 28th, 2016

In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Buffalo Trace Distillery for allegedly deceptively labeling Old Charter bourbon as 8-year aged bourbon when such claims are not true. (Parker et al v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc., Old Charter Distillery Co., and Sazerac Company, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-8986, S. D. NY.) For more information about


Angel’s Envy Whiskey

November 28th, 2016

May 2016: This action was dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. January 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Louisville Distilling Company, LLC for allegedly falsely advertising its whiskey, Angel’s Envy Rye, as being produced in small batches in Kentucky


Bulleit Bourbon

October 11th, 2016

November 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the class members, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2016: This case was stayed pending the resolutions of four different appeals in related cases pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Court of Appeals. June 2015:


Caskers Automatic Renewal Offers

July 25th, 2016

In April 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Caskers, LLC (a company offering subscriptions for alcohol deliveries) for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms of its automatic renewal and continuous service offers resulting in consumers getting charged without their consent. Later that same month, the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed .


Blue Moon Beer

July 25th, 2016

June 2016: After plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations (i. e., the company misleadingly markets Blue Moon as a craft beer when it is not) in November 2015, a federal judge dismissed this action finding that, among other things, representations in the advertisements amount to puffery and a reasonable consumer could not rely


Red Stripe® Beer

June 29th, 2016

May 2016: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed claims against Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc. . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2016: A federal judge dismissed claims against Diageo-Guinness USA, Inc. finding that the packaging and labels would not mislead reasonable consumers into believing the beer is brewed in Jamaica with Jamaican ingredients. The Court


BevMo!’s Bait and Switch Tactics

May 19th, 2016

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against BevMo! for allegedly engaging in a bait and switch scheme by advertising certain wines as having high ratings when, in reality, the wines being sold are from different vintages and therefore do not have the same rating as those advertised. (Liang et al v. Bevmo!, Case No.



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