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Green or Shady: Eco Friendly Scams

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Green or Shady: Eco Friendly Scams

We’ve all seen and heard the terms “green,” “eco-friendly,” “natural,” “environmentally safe,” and “ozone friendly” in ads or on product labels.  Marketers across the globe have used these terms to…


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Class Action

Big Mac

Allegations: Falsely marketing products as “safe” and “sustainable” when the product packaging contains substances that make them unsafe for humans and harmful to the environment

Price of Sausage McMuffin at McDonald’s

Class Action

Price of Sausage McMuffin at McDonald’s

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s for allegedly falsely advertising the price of its Sausage McMuffin on the “value menu” as $1 when, according to plaintiffs,…

Prices of McDonald’s Combo Meals

Class Action

Prices of McDonald’s Combo Meals

November 2018: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-9354, C. D. CA.) September 2018: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s for allegedly failing to…

Prices of McDonald’s Extra Value Meals

Class Action

Prices of McDonald’s Extra Value Meals

April 2018: A federal judge dismissed the Killeen complaint concluding that consumers had enough information to compare prices because the prices are listed on the menus. December 2016: Two class-action…

McDonald’s Chicken Breast

Class Action

McDonald’s Chicken Breast

In November 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s for allegedly deceptively advertising that the chicken in various sandwiches, salads, and wraps is “100% Chicken Breast” when, according to…

McDonald’s Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Class Action

McDonald’s Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

In January 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s for allegedly falsely marketing its Mozzarella Cheese Sticks as being made with “pure mozzarella,” “real mozzarella,” and “100% real cheese”…