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Deceptive Advertising

Can of Bang Energy Drink

Do you drink Bang energy drinks? Is Bang truly “the healthiest energy drink” as its maker, VPX, claims? According to a lawsuit filed by Monster Energy Company, it’s just a lot of hype, meant to deceive consumers. The lawsuit claims damages to Monster, but it offers nothing to consumers who have been paying $2 and up per can. We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed. 

Package of Champion's Orijen Six Fish Dog Food

If you love your pet as a member of your family, the last thing you want is to feed it something that’s harmful for it. The complaint for this class action alleges that Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. has allowed heavy metals and toxins in its dog food.

Premier Protein Shake, Bananas & Cream Flavor

Premier Nutrition Corporation is putting up $9 million to settle a class action alleging that it made false and misleading statements about its Protein Ready-to-Drink Shake products. The complaint claimed that the shakes do not contain as much protein as their product labeling says.

Dish Prepared by WokChow

A number of services offer to deliver to consumers orders they place at area restaurants for a surcharge. The complaint alleges that one of these, DoorDash, Inc., falsely gives the impression that they are approved by or affiliated with WokChow Development, LLC and its WokChow Fire Seared Asian restaurant, causing damages to the restaurant. The complaint claims tortious interference with prospective business relations, unjust enrichment, and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

The Switch Seal: "100% of what you want, 0% of what you don't"

Apple & Eve’s line of Switch Sparkling drinks are marketed as having “No Preservatives” and “No Sugar Added.” The complaint claims that these claims are deceptive and misleading, because the drinks do contain preservatives and because the “No Sugar Added” claims is falsely intended to give the impression that the drinks are low-calorie.

Starbucks Sour Gummies

This complaint claims that Starbucks Corporation sells gummy candies that are presented as naturally-flavored, when in reality they contain the synthetic ingredient fumaric acid.

Nibco Logo

NIBCO, Inc. makes PEX tubing and fittings that it claims should serve for ten to twenty-five years. But the complaint for this class action alleges that they fail much sooner than that, due to defects in the products. 

Three Jars of Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce

The complaint for this class action alleges that Barilla America, Inc. advertises its pasta sauces with the words, “No Preservatives.” But it says that that claim is false, because the sauces contain citric acid, a preservative.

First Choice Communications Logo

It’s frustrating when you’ve been promised some kind of incentive to sign up for something, only to find out, once you’d spent the money, that the offer was false or limited in some way. The complaint for this class action alleges that First Choice Communications, LLC offered incentives to induce customers to sign up for DirecTV, then gave them a lesser reward.

Bottle of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail

Consumers are increasingly interested in buying “natural” products, or products without artificial or synthetic ingredients. Many companies now prominently advertise that their food or drinks contain “no artificial colors or flavors” to make them more attractive and to induce consumers to pay more for them. But the complaint for this class action claims that one such company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., still uses the synthetic ingredients malic acid and fumaric acid in its cranberry juices and blends.