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

Align Probiotic False Claims Settlement

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. The company has also agreed to stop  Read more

My Pillow Advertising and Health Claims California Supplemental Settlement

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  Read more

BelVita Breakfast “Nutritious” Products Contain Excessive Sugar Class Action

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  Read more