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Deceptive Labels

RCA RPJ129 Home Theater Projector

Curtis International, Ltd. and Technicolor USA, Inc. licensed the RCA brand name for their digital home theater projectors. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the companies are hiding inferior equipment behind a respected brand name, because, it says, the projectors are not nearly as bright as advertised. 

Woman's Shoulder and Upper Arm Taped Up with Rocktape

RockTape’s tagline is “Go stronger, longer.” The complaint for this class action brings suit against its maker, Tumbleweed, and its owner, Implus Footcare, LLC, claiming that that and other statements about the benefits of RockTape are simply not true.

Kona Beer Varieites

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (CBA) is settling a class action alleging it gave consumers the impression that its Kona Brewing Company Beer was brewed in Hawaii. The complaint claimed that the beer was deceptively advertised, because it is brewed in the continental US. 

Package of Reese's "White" Peanut Butter Cups

Among the treats made by the Hershey Company are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It sells these in three varieties: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and “white.” This complaint alleges that the company intentionally misleads consumers to think that the “white” variety is made with white chocolate, when that is not the case. 

Bottle of MegaFoods Maitake Gold 404

FoodState is putting aside over $2 million to settle a class action concerning its MegaFoods and Innate Response Formula vitamin supplement brands. The complaint alleged that the labeling, packaging, and websites for the vitamins were misleading and violated consumer protection laws.

New York & Company Storefront in California Mall

The retailer New York & Company is settling a class action involving both its retail stores and its outlets. The complaint alleged that both retail stores and outlets advertised false discounts on merchandise.

CVS Algal-900 DHA

CVS is settling a class action over its Algal-900 DHA supplement containing docosahexaenoic acid algal oil. The complaint alleged that the product was misrepresented as being “clinically shown to improve memory” or creating “clinically shown memory improvement” on its label or package. 

Container of Edy's Vanilla

The complaint for this class action quotes an article in the Chicago Tribune when it says, “By some estimates, two-thirds of ‘all ice cream eaten is either vanilla or vanilla with something stirred into it, like chocolate chips.’” But is it really vanilla? The complaint alleges that in the case of Dreyer’s and Edy’s, both made by Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company, vanilla is not what a reasonable consumer expects. 

Container of Breyers "Natural Vanilla" Ice Cream

When Breyers labels an ice cream as being “vanilla” flavor, does that flavor definitely come from vanilla beans? The complaint for this class action claims that Unilever United States, Inc., which owns the Breyers brand, bears responsibility for the deceptive labeling of its “vanilla” ice creams.

Bottle of Borage Therapy Children's Lotion

Consumers these days want products with natural ingredients, and they are willing to pay more for them. This has led some companies to make “natural” or “all natural” claims for products that aren’t really true. The complaint for this class action alleges that Trans-India Products Inc., which does business as Shikai Products, represents that its shampoos, lotions, and other products are “natural” when they actually contain synthetic ingredients. 

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