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

Kellogg Health Claims for Cereals and Bars New York Class Action

The complaint begins with strong line: “The scientific evidence is compelling: Excessive consumption of added sugar is toxic to the human body.” The allegations? That Kellogg Sales Company adds sugar to its products but markets them as being healthy choices.  Read more

Box of Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal

CVS Health Glucosamine Products Deceptive Advertising Class Action

Do CVS’s joint health glucosamine products work? This class action says no. The complaint alleges that the primary ingredients, including glucosamine or glucosamine in combination with other substances, such as chondroitin sulfate or MSM, do not improve joint health, range of movement, stiffness, or other conditions.   Read more

Container of CVS Health Glucosamine Product

Barlean’s Coconut Oil False Advertising Claims Class Action

Even one high-fat meal made with coconut oil can reduce healthy body functioning, the complaint for this class action claims. Even so, the complaint alleges, Barlean’s Organic Oils, LLC markets its coconut oil as if it were healthy, when it is actually a less healthy fat choice. At issue are three Barlean’s products, its Organic  Read more

Container of Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropicana “Essential Probiotics” Fruit Drinks Misrepresentation Class Action

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.  Read more

Two Sizes of Tropicana's "Essential Probiotics" Juice

Jamba Juice Smoothies False “Whole Fruit and Vegetables” Claims Class Action

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.  Read more

Three Jamba Juice Smoothies

NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System Settlement

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.  Read more

Nature’s Bounty Biotin Supplements Do Nothing, Says Class Action

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.   Read more

Bottle of Nature's Bounty Biotin

Tommie Copper Copper-Infused Clothing Claims Settlement

Tommie Copper is setting aside $700,000 to settle a class action that alleges it made false claims for its copper-infused compression products. According to the complaint, the company claimed that the clothing and other items could relieve pain (including related to arthritis and other chronic joint and muscle pain), help manage injuries, accelerate muscle and  Read more

FasciaBlaster Bruising and False Benefit Claims Class Action

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.  Read more