A Zarbee's Naturals Cough Syrup

Zarbee’s Naturals “Natural” Cough Syrups New York Class Action

Under the name Zarbee’s Naturals, Zarbee, Inc. makes drug-free children’s cough syrups, such as its Nighttime Cough Syrup + Mucus. However the complaint for this class action alleges that the “natural” representations are false, because the cough syrups contain non-natural active ingredients, such as melatonin, ascorbic acid, citric acid, and zinc.  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains synthetic ingredients, All Natural Claims
Carnation Breakfast Essentials Classic French Vanilla Product

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Artificial “Vanilla” Flavor Illinois Class Action

Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition, Inc. makes a powdered nutritional drink mix in its Carnation Breakfast Essentials line, in a flavor it calls “Classic French Vanilla.” The complaint for this class action alleges that this flavor labeling is “false and misleading” because the product is not flavored with real vanilla or vanilla extract.  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
Zynga Poker Game

Apple Alleged to Break Gambling Laws with Zynga Apps Class Action

What responsibility do sellers like Apple’s App Store have for the games they offer? This class action alleges that Apple, Inc. bears responsibility for selling gambling games created by Zynga, Inc., such as casino-style slot machines and table games that it claims are illegal under state gambling laws.  Read more

Consumer
Gambling or Gambling Games, Entertainment, Electronic Apps and Updates
Hit It Rich! Slots Image

“Free” Gambling Apps, In-App Purchases, and State Law Investigation

Are free gambling apps subject to state gambling laws? What about if they offer in-app purchases, so that players pay real money to keep playing? Are these gambling apps legal, or are the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store profiting from illegal gambling? We’re launching an investigation to sort this out.  Read more

Consumer
Gambling or Gambling Games, Entertainment, Electronic Apps and Updates
Container of Plum Organics Just Peaches Product

Plum Organics Baby Food Contains Heavy Metals Class Action

A US Congressional Subcommittee report on heavy metals in baby food has led to the filing of a number of class actions against the seven largest baby food makers in the US, claiming that they contain harmful levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. This class action brings suit against Plum, PBC and Plum, Inc.,  Read more

Consumer
Heavy Metals, Food Contamination, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contaminated with Harmful Substances
Earth's Best Organic Banana Raspberry Brown Rice Product

Hain Earth’s Best Organic Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals IL, ID Class Action

Hain Celestial Group, Inc. makes a variety of baby foods, under the Earth’s Best Organic brand. Consumers buy organic products to avoid contamination with toxic substances, like pesticides, but the complaint for this class action alleges that Hain’s baby food is contaminated with heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.  Read more

Consumer
Heavy Metals, Food Contamination, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contaminated with Harmful Substances
Walgreens Fast-Release Pain Reliever

Walgreens Pain Reliever Fast-Release Quick Gels Claims Class Action

Do fast-release or rapid-release pharmaceuticals really work faster than regular ones? In the case of certain Walgreens pain relief medicines, the complaint for this class action alleges that they do no. The products in question are Well at Walgreens brand Extra Strength Pain Reliever Fast-Release Quick Gels and Extra Strength Pain Reliever PM Fast-Release Quick  Read more

Consumer
Untrue Product Claims, Item Does Not Do What It Is Advertised to Do, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
A Bank of CSC Dryers

CSC ServiceWorks Charges Fee for Laundry Cards Refund Class Action

When services require the use of a cash card, what provisions should they make for giving refunds? The complaint takes issue with the practices of CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., for their practices with laundry cards that permit the use of washers and dryers in a specific building. It alleges that the company charges “a hidden fee”  Read more

Consumer
Unfair Business Practices, Failure to Refund Unused Portion of Account
Orgain Unsweetened Vanilla Organic Protein Almondmilk

Orgain Vanilla Organic Protein Almondmilk No Vanilla Ingredients Class Action

Under what conditions can a drink, like an almondmilk, be labeled simply as “Vanilla,” without a qualifier, such as “Vanilla Flavored” or “Artificially Flavored Vanilla”? The complaint for this class action alleges that Orgain, LLC’s Unsweetened Vanilla Organic Protein Almondmilk is improperly labeled because its unqualified use of the word “Vanilla” makes consumers think that  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
Bell Deer Warning Devices

Bell Deer Whistles Not Effective for Avoiding Collisions Class Action

Deer-warning devices are meant to help drivers avoid collisions with deer by producing sounds that alert deer to danger. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Bell Deer Warning Devices, made by Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation don’t do that—and don’t do much of anything at all.  Read more

Consumer
Defective Product, Animal Warning Device