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Deceptive Advertising

Packages of Swisher Sweets

Swisher International, Inc., Plaid Pantries, Inc., and Plaid Pantry, Inc. are setting aside $2.5 million plus attorneys’ fees and costs, class representative awards, and administrative costs in order to settle a class action centering on promotions for cigarillos.

Package of TGI Friday's Potato Skins with Cheddar and Bacon

Do TGI Friday’s Potato Skins contain potato skins? No, says the complaint for this class action against TGI Friday’s, Inc. It claims that the products are therefore misbranded. It cites the ingredient panels for the products which list only “potato flakes” and “potato starch,” which do not contain potato skins.

Two Tubes of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel

The complaint for this class action makes a simple allegation: that the makers of Schwartzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel claim that the product makes “no flakes” when in fact it does. The complaint alleges violations of laws against deceptive and unfair trade practices, false advertising, and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other things.

Claire's Contouring Product, One of The Types Found to Contain Asbestos

Claire’s stores are familiar to many as brightly-colored, product-stuffed mall stores designed to appeal to young women, teens, tweens, and even kids. The complaint for this class action outlines a very adult problem, however, alleging that some of Claire’s cosmetics have been found to contain asbestos. 

Are Pret A Manger products really “natural” as advertised? The complaint for this class action says that they are not because they contain a contaminant and other non-natural or synthetic ingredients. The complaint brings suit under New York state laws and for breaches of warranties.

Package of Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Milo’s Kitchen, Big Heart Pet Brands, and JM Smucker are settling a Missouri class action concerning Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers dog treats. The complaint alleged that Milo’s advertised the products as being “wholesome” and “quality” products, when in reality they were made with substandard ingredients and contained possibly harmful contaminants.

Box of Welch's Reduced-Sugar Fruit Snacks

Just how healthy are Welch’s Fruit Snacks, which claim to be made with “REAL Fruit” and with fiber? The complaint for this class action takes a close look at the representations on the box and alleges that the snacks are not what they are presented to be. The complaint claims that the words “With Fiber” and the references to real fruit cause consumers to expect that the products are good sources of fiber from fruit, when the fiber is chicory root.

Two Chickens in Green Grass

In 2014, the complaint for this class action notes, the total value of egg production was ten billion dollars. It’s not unusual that some companies would raise hens in overcrowded and unnatural conditions for a cut of that profit. But this complaint alleges that Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, which purports to treat its hens humanely, is also guilty of chicken abuse. The complaint alleges that Nellie’s marketing is thus false and misleading, and that it amounts to breaches of warranty and fraud.

Fitbit Ultra Device

A settlement has been reached in a class action against Fitbit, Inc. The complaint alleged that three of the company’s devices—the Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One, and Fitbit Ultra—do not track sleep as claimed on their packaging. 

Colorful Pair of New Balance Shoes

New Balance Athletics, Inc. is settling a class action brought under California consumer protection laws. The complaint alleged that some of the company’s shoes are advertised as being “Made in USA” when up to 30% of the materials in them is made elsewhere.

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