False advertising

Moneymaker & Stewart LLP Files Lawsuit on Behalf of TestMasters Against Nathan Cepelinski, AKA Nate Morris

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:31am

The complaint further alleges that Cepelinski has deceived consumers about the effectiveness of his instruction by misrepresenting the score improvements of his past students.

Key Points: 
  • The complaint further alleges that Cepelinski has deceived consumers about the effectiveness of his instruction by misrepresenting the score improvements of his past students.
  • According to the complaint, Cepelinskis misconduct violated the federal Lanham Act as well as Californias false advertising and unfair competition statutes.
  • TestMasters has also asked the court to order Cepelinski to refund to consumers all of the money he took from them under false pretenses.
  • A copy of the complaint can be viewed here: http://www.moneymakerlaw.net/uploads/nathan-cepelinski-complaint.pdf
    Moneymaker & Stewart LLP is a boutique law firm located in Orange County.

Labor Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Butler America, LLC, for Allegedly Violating California Labor Law

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:00pm

The class action lawsuit against Butler America, LLC, is currently pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No.

Key Points: 
  • The class action lawsuit against Butler America, LLC, is currently pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No.
  • Additionally, the complaint further alleges Butler America, LLC, committed acts of unfair competition in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, Cal.
  • For more information about the class action lawsuit against Butler America, LLC, call (800) 568-8020 to speak to Attorney Nicholas De Blouw.
  • Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, is a labor law firm with law offices located in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Sacramento County, and San Francisco County.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File a Class Action Lawsuit Against Impact Group, LLC, Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

The Impact Group, LLC class action lawsuit, Case No.

Key Points: 
  • The Impact Group, LLC class action lawsuit, Case No.
  • Additionally, the complaint further alleges Impact Group, LLC, committed acts of unfair competition in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, Cal.
  • If you would like to know more about the Impact Group, LLC, lawsuit, please contact Attorney Nicholas J.
  • If you need help in collecting unpaid overtime wages, unpaid commissions, being wrongfully terminated from work, and other employment law claims, contact one of their attorneys today.

FTC again warns multi-level marketers about unproven health and earnings claims

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:00pm

The letters direct the companies to report within 48 hours what actions theyve taken to immediately stop all use of health and earnings claims that the FTC says are unsubstantiated and therefore violate truth-in-advertising laws.

Key Points: 
  • The letters direct the companies to report within 48 hours what actions theyve taken to immediately stop all use of health and earnings claims that the FTC says are unsubstantiated and therefore violate truth-in-advertising laws.
  • Health claims, some in Spanish, appeared on the companys own website and in distributors social media posts and videos.
  • Health and earnings claims, including:

    The Juice Plus+ Company, of Tennessee.

  • With respect to unsubstantiated health claims, FTC staff reminds the companies that, under the FTC Act, claims that a product can prevent, treat, or cure a serious disease require the support of well-controlled human clinical studies at the time the claims are made.

Competition Bureau cracking down on deceptive marketing claims about COVID-19 prevention or treatment

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:39pm

Most of the businesses have taken corrective action, pulling products that raised concerns from their shelves or stopping the claims.

Key Points: 
  • Most of the businesses have taken corrective action, pulling products that raised concerns from their shelves or stopping the claims.
  • Know the law: The Competition Act prohibits false or misleading claims about any product, service, or business interest.
  • 2. Review your marketing practices: Conduct a comprehensive review of your marketing practices to identify any claims that could reasonably be associated with COVID-19.
  • The Competition Bureau is taking action to protect consumers and businesses from deceptive marketing and other anticompetitive activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New FTC warning letters cite unsupported Coronavirus-related health and earnings claims

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:01pm

In its latest round of warning letters, the FTC warns ten MLM companies that they are responsible for the claims made by their participants.

Key Points: 
  • In its latest round of warning letters, the FTC warns ten MLM companies that they are responsible for the claims made by their participants.
  • The FTC says that the health and earnings claims are unsubstantiated and therefore violate truth-in-advertising laws.
  • The FTC previously has sent warning letters to companies about their Coronavirus-related health claims, but the new letters are the first to also target claims about potential business opportunity earnings.
  • Health claims the FTC letters cite include:

    Earnings claims the FTC letters cite include:

    In the letters alleging unsubstantiated health claims, FTC staff reminds the companies that, under the FTC Act, claims that a product can prevent, treat, or cure a serious disease require the support of well-controlled human clinical studies.

FTC Halts Bogus Claims about “Miracle” Supplement for Older Adults

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:01pm

A Florida-based company that has promoted its Isoprex supplement to older adults as a miracle cure for pain and joint inflammation has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bars the company from continuing to make its unproven claims.

Key Points: 
  • A Florida-based company that has promoted its Isoprex supplement to older adults as a miracle cure for pain and joint inflammation has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bars the company from continuing to make its unproven claims.
  • The FTC may use those funds to pay refunds to consumers harmed by the defendants allegedly misleading advertising.
  • When you target older adults with promises that your supplement will relieve pain better than FDA-approved drugs, youd better have the scientific proof to back that up, said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection.
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FTC Halts Bogus Claims about “Miracle” Supplement for Older Adults

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:00pm

A Florida-based company that has promoted its Isoprex supplement to older adults as a miracle cure for pain and joint inflammation has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bars the company from continuing to make its unproven claims.

Key Points: 
  • A Florida-based company that has promoted its Isoprex supplement to older adults as a miracle cure for pain and joint inflammation has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bars the company from continuing to make its unproven claims.
  • The FTC may use those funds to pay refunds to consumers harmed by the defendants allegedly misleading advertising.
  • When you target older adults with promises that your supplement will relieve pain better than FDA-approved drugs, youd better have the scientific proof to back that up, said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection.
  • Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Williams-Sonoma to Pay $1 Million to Settle Deceptive Ad Lawsuit Sparked by TINA.org

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:05pm

Consumers who want to buy Made in the USA products must remain ever vigilant to ensure that they are not misled by such deceptive marketing claims.

Key Points: 
  • Consumers who want to buy Made in the USA products must remain ever vigilant to ensure that they are not misled by such deceptive marketing claims.
  • TINA.org has investigated and taken action on deceptive Made in USA claims made by a number of companies including Walmart , Gillette , and Mercedes-Benz .
  • In addition, the consumer watchdog has tracked more than 30 class-action lawsuits alleging deceptive made in the USA claims.
  • To read more about TINA.orgs investigation of Williams-Sonomas deceptive made in USA marketing, see: www.truthinadvertising.org/williams-sonoma-to-pay-1-million-to-settle-de...
    Find out more about TINA.orgs work uncovering deceptive Made in USA claims here: www.truthinadvertising.org/usa/

Organic Consumers Assoc. Sues Happy Egg Co., Says 'Pasture Raised' Claims are False and Deceptive

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has sued Happy Egg Co. for false, deceptive and misleading advertising claims related to the use of the term "pasture raised."

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has sued Happy Egg Co. for false, deceptive and misleading advertising claims related to the use of the term "pasture raised."
  • "By falsely claiming that the eggs it sells are 'pasture raised,' Happy Egg deceives consumers and diverts consumers' spending dollars from competitors whose eggs come from hens that are truly raised on pasture.
  • Consumers who purchase Happy Eggs believing that they are supporting a certain animal-welfare standard are being cheated.
  • On cartons, Happy Egg labels its eggs "free range" but on the same label, the company also claims that the hens are "pasture raised."