Affirm “Buy Now, Pay Later” Misrepresentations New York Class Action

Affirm Holdings, Inc. offers consumers “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) plans through partnerships with brick-and-mortar stores. Under these Affirm plans, customers buy merchandise, then make multiple payments until they have paid off the item. But these kinds of payment plans have disadvantages to customers as compared to credit cards, including an inability to return merchandise,  Read more

Affirm Name and Consumer Goods

Snapchat, YOLO, LMK and Suicides from Cyberbullying Class Action

Carson Bride, a sixteen-year-old, committed suicide after being cyberbullied on mobile phone apps. The complaint brings suit against the companies behind those apps: Snap, Inc., which owns Snapchat; YOLO Technologies, which owns YOLO, and LightSpace, Inc., which owns LMK. Among the claims are strict liability, negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation, among other things.  Read more

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Gold Peak Tea Sugar and Sweetness Labeling Class Action

These days, consumers are favoring drinks that contain less sugar over very sweet drinks. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Coca-Cola Company, the makers of Gold Peak brand teas, present their teas as being less sweet, when in reality, the teas contain far more sugar than customers suspect.  Read more

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O Organics Coconut Water Investigation

O Organics has now become a billion-dollar brand. So says its owner, Albertsons Companies, the supermarket giant that includes Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Star Market, and Shaw’s. The company calls it “one of the nation’s largest brands of USDA-certified organic products.” It now offers coconut water, a popular drink because of its “natural” nature and its  Read more

Carton of O Organics Coconut Water

Taste Nirvana Coconut Water Investigation

Taste Nirvana advertises its “premium” coconuts, “[g]rowing bigger and swe[e]ter than anywhere else in the world,” as well as the “authenticity” of a business run by multiple generations of a family in Thailand. The company’s website says, “Coconut water is very hydrating and contains low calories, no fat, high potassium, and tons of electrolytes.” We’re  Read more

Large Bottle of Taste Nirvana Coconut Water

FOCO Coconut Water Investigation

FOCO is at some pains to present its coconut water as a good, healthy, natural product. The product page displays some of its promises: “All Natural,” “Never From Concentrate,” “Single Source,” No Preservatives,” “No Sugar Added,” “Cholesterol & Fat Free.” This seems like just the thing for today’s consumers: A drink associated with health and  Read more

Container of FOCO Mango Coconut Water

Nature’s Way Coconut Oil Product Claims Settlement

Nature’s Way Products, LLC and Schwabe North America, Inc. are paying $1.85 million to settle a class action alleging that it advertised its Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Liquid Coconut Oil in ways that are deceptive. The complaint says the company violated California laws, including the Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and Consumers Legal  Read more

FIGS Health Care Clothing Antimicrobial, Anti-Infection Claims Class Action

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.  Read more

FIGS Gray Health Care Pants with Turquoise Waist Tie

RockTape Claims of Better Blood Flow, Lymph Drainage Class Action

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.  Read more

Woman's Shoulder and Upper Arm Taped Up with Rocktape

Reese’s Marketing of “White” Peanut Butter Cups Class Action

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.   Read more

Package of Reese's "White" Peanut Butter Cups