Deceptive Advertising

Templeton Rye Served with a Class Action Lawsuit

Posted: October 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm   /   Class Actions, Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

For those who enjoy small-batch rye whiskey, this article is for you. An earlier piece in the Daily Beast has uncovered a major hiccup in the production of small-batch rye whiskeys…They are coming from a major distillery factory in Indiana… A Chicago law firm has filed a lawsuit against Templeton Rye, claiming the Iowa company […]

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Target Moves to Dismiss Flushable Wipes Class Action

Posted: September 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm   /   Class Actions, Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

Target’s “flushable” wipes are under attack as they are the culprit of costly septic and sewage problems across the country… Target Corp. is asking a federal judge to toss a proposed class action alleging the company is fouling up sewers and septic systems by falsely claiming one of its brands of baby wipes is “flushable” […]

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Banking Fees Finally on the Decline

Posted: September 13, 2014 at 11:40 am   /   Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising, Financial & Insurance Fraud

The Federal Reserve has put in place policies to limit unnecessary fees and now require that consumers “opt-in” for overdraft coverage. The result? For the first time since 1942, revenue from banking fees is on the decline… Banks are making less of their money from customer-account fees than at any time in the past seven […]

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CFPB Warns Consumers of Credit Card Companies’ Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm   /   Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a statement that has put all credit card companies “on warning” for not disclosing hidden fees in their marketing initiatives. Educating consumers of all fees associated with balance transfers and lower interest rates is becoming a much needed, top priority. WASHINGTON, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)—September 3, 2014. Today, the Consumer Financial […]

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Activity Trackers and Wearable Technology, Do They Work?

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 8:51 am   /   Deceptive Advertising

Activity tracker wrist bands, like Nike’s Fuel model, seem to be everywhere these days, but can they really give you an accurate reading of your daily activity levels? According to fashion blog Put This On, the answer is probably ‘no’… I’m late to the whole activity tracker thing, but when Nike offloaded a bunch of […]

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Bayer One A Day Multivitamins class action lawsuit

Bayer One-A-Day Multivitamins May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Posted: August 27, 2014 at 9:05 am   /   Class Actions, Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

This isn’t the first time that Bayer, the maker of multivitamins such as the One A Day brand, has been under scrutiny for making questionable claims in its marketing and advertising about the positive health effects of its products. But it’s happening again, and nonprofit and consumer advocacy groups are calling out the vitamin-maker for […]

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