Stanley Black & Decker Drill Bits, Saw Blades Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Stanley Black & Decker deceptively identified the composition of certain titanium and cobalt drill bits sold under the Dewalt, Craftsman, Irwin, MAC Tools, Bostich (titanium only), and Matco (cobalt only) brands, and certain titanium saw blades sold under the Dewalt and Lenox brands.  Read more

Stanley Black & Decker Sign

Ross Stores Sheet Thread Count Settlement

Ross Stores, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that Ross made false and misleading claims about thread count on the packaging of Chief Value Cotton (CVC) sheets, a polyester-cotton blend. The sheets were imported and supplied by AQ Textiles, LLC, under a number of brand names, such as Grande Estate, Bentley Home, and Hampton  Read more

Ross Dress for Less Store

Banana Republic “100% Supima Cotton” T-Shirts Not Supima Class Action

This class action centers on Authentic Supima V-Neck T-Shirts made by Banana Republic, LLC that are supposedly made from “100% Supima Cotton.” The complaint alleges that testing was performed on one such t-shirt, and that the length of the fibers indicate that the t-shirt is made from a significantly lower proportion of Supima cotton.  Read more

Banana Republic Store

Polo Ralph Lauren “Pima Cotton” Shirts Florida Class Action

Ralph Lauren Corporation sells shirts that it markets as being made of Pima cotton, or “100% Pima Cotton” under its Polo Ralph Lauren brand. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the shirts contain less Pima cotton than promised, because the fibers are shorter than Pima cotton fibers.  Read more

Polo Ralph Lauren Store in Miami, Florida

Perry Ellis Shirts Pima Cotton Content Illinois Class Action

Perry Ellis International, Inc. makes cotton shirts that are represented as being between 60% and 65% Pima cotton. Pima cotton is known for its longer fibers, which supposedly make a stronger, softer, and more durable fabric. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the fibers in the Perry Ellis shirts are shorter than  Read more

Field of Pima Cotton

Welspun Egyptian and Pima Cotton Settlement

Welspun USA, Inc., Welspun India Limited, and Welspun Global Brands Limited are settling a class action alleging that they improperly labeled certain of their products as being made from Egyptian cotton or pima cotton. The products at issue include, but are not limited to, the items listed in Exhibit C to the Settlement Agreement.  Read more

Cento Falsely-Labeled “San Marzano” Tomatoes Class Action

San Marzano tomatoes are special. They are grown in a particular region of Italy which gives them a firm pulp, sweet flavor, and low acidity. Because they are so desirable, they sell at higher prices, and other tomatoes are often fraudulently labeled as San Marzano tomatoes. The complaint for this class action alleges that Cento  Read more

Can of Cento "San Marzano" Tomatoes

Stew Leonard’s Cheaper Fish Labeled as Sockeye and Red Snapper Class Action

It seems that it’s not uncommon for stores to mislabel the fish they’re selling as more desirable types. This class action alleges that Stew Leonard’s, Inc. mislabels some of its fish as red snapper and sockeye salmon.   Read more

Two Red Snapper

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

PowerBar Clean Whey Protein Bar Whey Protein Isolate Content Class Action

The complaint for this class action makes a complex calculation of the ingredients in Premier Nutrition Corporation’s PowerBar brand Clean Whey Protein Bar and alleges that the marketing of the bar as “clean whey protein” is deceptive. The proportion of whey isolate is too small, it claims, and the bar also uses an artificial sweetener.  Read more

Two Clean Whey Protein Bars