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Deceptive Advertising

Bottle of Stewart's Cream Soda

Mott’s, LLP makes food and beverage products, among them a line of carbonated drinks under the Stewart’s Fountain Classics brand. The complaint for this class action alleges that these drinks are not properly labeled to inform consumers that the drinks are artificially flavored. 

Supplement with Green Coffee Bean Extract

Naturex, Inc. is settling its part in a class action about green coffee bean extract. The complaint alleges that Svetol, a proprietary ingredient, was promoted and sold in ways that violate consumer protection laws, and that it was not as effective for weight loss as represented. Other defendants in the class action have not yet settled. These include Dr. Mehmet C.

"Free" Filing TurboTax Offer on Computer Screen

How many people know that TurboTax must allow some users to file their taxes for free? The complaint for this class action alleges that Intuit, Inc., the company that makes TurboTax, has violated an agreement with the federal government because it diverts filers to paid options.

Garmin DriveSmart Device

When a traffic and navigation product promises a buyer “lifetime maps,” what should the buyer take that to mean? The complaint for this class action alleges that Garmin USA, Inc. deceptively offers something much too restrictive.

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

A couple of stress-relief personal products might be providing a little stress for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. The complaint for this class action alleges that two of its products do not in fact relieve stress or calm and relax users.

Bottle of GNC Glucosamine Sulfate

Do you take a glucosamine sulfate supplement? Is that supplement 365 Everyday Value Glucosamine Chondroitin (from Whole Foods) or GNC Glucosamine Sulfate (from GNC)? If so, you should check the ingredient label and see if you’re really getting what you want.

Combivent Inhaler with Cartridge Installed

When we read that a bottle of medicine contains certain number of doses, we don’t usually bother to count them. We normally assume the number is approximately correct. The complaint for class action alleges, however, that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIP) puts far less than it advertises in its Combivent Respimat asthma inhaler.

Facade of Chico's Store

In recent years, many brand-name stores have opened outlet stores in which customers believe they can buy merchandise from the main stores at deep discounts. But this is not always true. Some companies are offering direct-to-outlet lines and only pretending to offer deep discounts, to induce customers to think they’re getting a bargain. The complaint for this class action claims that Chico’s FAS, Inc. does this as well. 

2019 Ford Ranger Truck

This class action makes allegations an of American car maker cheating on fuel efficiency, including both mileage and emissions. It brings suit against Ford for false mileage figures in certain vehicles and suggests the possible use of a mileage cheat device.

Eddie Bauer Outlet Racks

Eddie Bauer, like a lot of brand-name stores, operates outlet stores which carry “direct-to-outlet” merchandise. Unfortunately, like a lot of outlet stores, the complaint for this class action alleges, Eddie Bauer outlets use false reference pricing to make customers think they’re getting a bigger bargain than they are.