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Deceptive Advertising

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This class action alleges Procter & Gamble violated state law by placing false claims on the label of its Align product line of probiotics.  The lawsuit alleges that Procter & Gamble made claims about the effectiveness of the product that contradicts the very research studies the company commissioned to prove the effectiveness of Align products.

 

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This action is brought by the Washington state Attorney General’s office challenging the truthfulness of Comcast’s Service Protection Plan (SPP).

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This is a class action investigation into energy drinks that claim to burn fat.  The basic allegation is that these energy drinks highlight a variety of exotic ingredients but in fact any real metabolic change is due to the amount of caffeine in the drinks.

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This lawsuit alleges that the SoftSheenCarson Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer is defectively designed and can cause hair loss, scalp damage and hair thinning.

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The lawsuit claims that disabling the Other OS functionality in Fat PS3s through a firmware update constituted an unfair and unlawful business practice and false advertising.

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The FTC sued Mercola.com for deceptive advertising in regards to its indoor tanning system. According to the FTC, Mercola.com made false and unsupported claims that their indoor tanning systems are safe; don’t increase the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma; and can reduce wrinkles.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that during the period between April 28, 2015 and August 17, 2015, certain Starbucks stores in California charged customers prices higher than the listed prices for two breakfast sandwiches: the Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich and the Sausage & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that VIZIO, Inc. advertised, marketed and sold smart televisions between January 1, 2014 and June 23, 2014 as having the ability to access the Amazon Instant Video App. on the televisions when the televisions lacked that capability. 

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Johnson & Johnson mislabeled its Bedtime Bath Products by describing certain Bedtime Bath Products as “clinically proven” to help a baby sleep better. 

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Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that RJR breached a contract related to the Camel Cash program by failing to offer as Camel Cash rewards non-tobacco merchandise during the period October 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.

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