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False Health Claims

Two Sizes of Tropicana's "Essential Probiotics" Juice

Does taking probiotics make you healthier? Is juice an appropriate way to take in probiotics? The complaint for this class action says no, taking issue with Tropicana Products, Inc.’s product line of “Essential Probiotics” fruit juices.

Three Jamba Juice Smoothies

Jamba Juice has over 800 retail locations in the US, but are consumers buying their smoothies because they’ve been misled about their contents? The complaint for this class action alleges that the company’s advertising is blatantly false, promising “whole” ingredients when the drinks are actually made from juices, concentrates, and other not-so-healthy ingredients.

NutriMost Logo

NutriMost is settling a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the company’s claims for its Ultimate Fat Loss System are false. NutriMost advertised its system as a new technology that would allow users to lose 20 to 40 pounds or more in 40 days, safely and without following a restrictive diet.

Bottle of Nature's Bounty Biotin

Nature’s Bounty sells vitamins and other supplements. One of its products is biotin, provided in high doses of 5,000 to 10,000 mcg. But what do such large doses of biotin actually do? Virtually nothing, the complaint claims, even though the labels claim they help hair, skin, and nails. 

Tommie Copper Gloves

Tommie Copper is setting aside $700,000 to settle a class action that alleges it made false claims for its copper-infused compression products.

FasciaBlaster

Is a two-foot stick with curved prongs, selling for $89, a good tool to reduce pain, improve flexibility, and eliminate cellulite? According to the complaint for this class action, the FasciaBlaster does not—and cannot—do any of this, but it can cause pain and bruising.

Align Package

Proctor & Gamble will settle a class action by refunding payments for products and making substantial donations to digestive health improvements, to benefit people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. The lawsuit alleged that the company made false advertising claims of digestive health benefits for its Align probiotic product.

My Pillow Box

This settlement resolves a class action making allegations against My Pillow, Inc. regarding its advertising, packaging, health claims, buy-one-get-one-free offers, other sales promotions and pricing, and third-party endorsements and logos. At least five other lawsuits have been filed against the company at this time. NOTE THAT THIS IS SUPPLEMENTAL TO THE ORIGINAL SETTLEMENT IN THIS CASE.

BelVita Breakfast Product, Blueberry Flavor

May a company legally market a line of breakfast products as being for people “who have health and wellness in mind” if they contain substantial amounts of sugar? The complaint for this class action says no. The complaint spends roughly thirty pages detailing the health risks of excessive sugar, then compares the products’ marketing to health-conscious people as “nutritious” with its high sugar content.

Two-Pack of Coconut Oil

This settlement resolves a class action about Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, filed against Costco Wholesale Corp., the seller of the oil, and LODC Group, Ltd., the maker of the oil, claiming that the companies violated law by misleadingly marketing the oil as “healthy.”

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