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Deceptive Misrepresentation

FIGS Gray Health Care Pants with Turquoise Waist Tie

FIGS, Inc. has claimed that its health care clothing can kill bacteria and infection, the complaint for this class action says. That would be a real advantage to health care workers—but is it true? The complaint claims that it is not.

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.

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.

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 Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt Showing the "Vanilla with Other Flavors" Designation

Have you been a victim of “food fraud”? The complaint for this class action alleges that this offense is growing, and it alleges that Danone North America, LLC is guilty of it in presenting some of its Dannon and Oikos yogurt products as being vanilla flavor.

Fred Meyer Store in Alaska

This resolves a class action against Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. in Alaska alleging that the company violated the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleged the company posted signs falsely claiming that state law required it to collect a “core fee” when it sold new lead acid batteries when customers did not bring the old battery in for recycling. 

Box of Chocolate Cheerios

This class action turns on what is meant by “real cocoa.” The complaint alleges that General Mills Sales, Inc. advertises certain of its cereals as being made with “real cocoa” but actually uses medium alkalized cocoa, a substance that it claims cannot be characterized as “real.” 

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.

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.

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