Deceptive Advertising
Vitanminwater class action lawsuit

Drink Deception and the Legal War on Vitaminwater

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Class Actions, Deceptive Advertising

Vitaminwater is on the verge of settling a class action lawsuit which claims the Coca-Cola owned company misled consumers by promoting the high-sugar beverage as a healthy drink option. Businessweek has the scoop… So what is this lawsuit against Vitaminwater all about? It was first filed in 2009 by the Center for Science in the […]

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“As Seen on TV” Creators Face Civil Suit on 5 Counts

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 10:23 am   /   Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

As internet based e-commerce sites grow, TV shopping is still big business. Telebrands, the company behind the “As seen on TV” marketing concept faces a civil suit on five accounts for deceptive practices… The Department of Consumer Affairs says that Telebrands, the company which created the “As Seen On TV” marketing concept, has violated certain […]

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VIDEO: Sports Fans All Over The USA Are Outraged About This

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 8:34 am   /   Deceptive Advertising

Sports fans will be angered by this blatant attempt to trick them into paying more money for the exact same quantity of beer during games. It’s no secret that big stadiums are notorious for overcharging their patrons for beer, hot dogs, popcorn and even water bottles. When you go to a major sporting event, it’s […]

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Why We Fell For 'Barefoot' Shoes

Why We Fell For ‘Barefoot’ Shoes

Posted: May 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm   /   Class Actions, Deceptive Advertising

The sensationalist claims make by this well known sneaker company have resulted in a class action suit. Did their pseudoscience have you convinced? From snake oil to supplements, Americans keep falling for shaky claims about health products. Blame our obsession with finding shortcuts to better health and fitness, and the many companies ready to take […]

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How to avoid car dealership scams

Negotiate Better!

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 9:07 am   /   Deceptive Advertising, Sham Contractors & Salesmen

Wow – $7,500 off!! Not exactly. There’s a phenomenon that those in the behavioral economics field call “anchoring” — and it’s something you should watch for. Bob Sullivan over at dives deeper: There’s a car dealer outside New York City who aggressively advertises $7,500 discounts for buyers who show up for a “sale.” The […]

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Television pitchman Kevin Trudeau is headed to prison

Kevin Trudeau Going to Prison

Posted: March 18, 2014 at 10:03 am   /   Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

CNN reported recently that TV pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to a spell in prison for deceptive advertising. Trudeau is known for his infomercials telling consumers how to make free money, lose weight and how to cure a number of illnesses ‘the natural way.’ Trudeau, 51, was sentenced to 10 years on […]

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