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    Posts Tagged ‘Deceptive advertising’

  • Auto, credit issues top list of consumer complaints Tuesday, July 27, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: The 2009 Consumer Complaint Survey Report shows the fastest-growing consumer complaint was about bogus offers to help save homes from foreclosure.

  • Lawsuits target LegalZoom over business model Monday, June 14, 2010 � by scott

    This is will be interesting to watch. The Los Angeles Business Journal this morning looks at a spate of class-action lawsuits accusing LegalZoom, the online form-supplier to do-it-yourselfers, of offering legal services without a license.

  • Discover sued for misleading tactics in pushing “payment protection” Thursday, June 10, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: A class action suit accuses the credit card company of “using confusing and misleading sales tactics to get cardholders to sign up for the supposedly optional plan.”

  • When “green” means greed: consumers strike back against inflated claims Wednesday, April 28, 2010 � by jg

    Some companies seem to think consumers will pay more for products they think are environmentally friendly — whether they are or not. But such attempts at “greenwashing” are leading to lawsuits.

  • Jury hits R.J. Reynolds with $46.3 million verdict Friday, April 23, 2010 � by scott

    The Florida case is the 13th verdict against a tobacco company out of 15 cases in the four years since the state Supreme Court allowed individual challenges.

  • Did Steve Poizner lose a vote? Tuesday, April 13, 2010 � by scott

    The Sacramento Bee reports that the governor is displeased with the cameo role Poizner’s people gave him in a new ad trashing Meg Whitman.

  • Mortgage scams net some jail time Tuesday, March 23, 2010 � by scott

    Prosecutors make some inroads against alleged mortgage scammers.