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False Advertising Case Claims Supermarket’s ‘Smoked’ Cheese Is Not Really Smoked

On January 27, 2021,  Michael Fleischer (“Plaintiff”) filed a class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against supermarket chain Aldi Inc. (“Aldi”) for allegedly misrepresenting the source of the smoke flavor in its Smoked White Cheddar Cheese. Specifically, the complaint in this false advertising case alleges that Aldi misled consumers in failing …

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Six Companies Settle FTC CBD Marketing Regulation Violations

On December 17, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had concluded its first enforcement action against six cannabidiol (“CBD”) companies (the “Sellers”), stemming from allegations that the Sellers had deceptively advertised their CBD-based products. The FTC alleged that the Sellers made a wide range of claims, including that their CBD products could …

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FTC Investigation Leads to its First Fake Reviews Settlement

February 28, 2019  A Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) investigation of Cure Encapsulations, Inc. and its owner, Naftula Jacobowitz (the “Defendants”), has ended in a settlement that awaits court approval. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Defendants made false and unsubstantiated claims concerning the efficacy of garcinia cambogia (the “Product”) as a weight-loss supplement and …

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FTC Settles Work at Home Lawsuit

December 21, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it recently settled a work at home lawsuit against a group of defendants that offered consumers business opportunities to earn money from working at home. The FTC alleged that defendants Bob Robinson, LLC, Mega Export 2005 Inc., Mega Export USA Inc., Netcore Solutions, LLC, and …

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Dietary Supplement Marketers Agree to $6.5M Settlement of FTC Lawsuit

August 25, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced that dietary supplement marketer Synergixx, LLC (“Synergixx”), its owner, Charlie Fusco, and a naturopathic physician named Ronald Jahner have agreed to settle claims brought by the FTC and the State of Maine (the “FTC lawsuit”) alleging violations of the FTC Act, the Telemarketing and Consumer …

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