Companies Accused of Greenwashing
When companies green it, they better mean it.
It’s Now Legal for Scammers to Keep Your Money
Tell your member of Congress to #MakeScammersPay
Reality Check: TINA.org Calls on FTC to Address Virtual Influencers
Why the FTC should consider virtual influencers as it reviews its Endorsement Guides.
Volkswagen’s ‘Clean Diesel’
German automaker agrees to pay $14.7 billion to settle deceptive advertising and cheating allegations.
Deceptive Ads 2015
Five Ad Trends to Red Flag in 2016
New fads, new ads.
Pump the Brakes on Those Green Claims
Eco-minded car shoppers remember these terms.
ASA Upholds Audi Mileage Complaint
The ASA ruled that Volkswagen overstated mileage claims on the Audi A3 TDI.
Consumers Helping to Hawk Products During Super Bowl
From cars to pizza, companies are increasingly finding ways to involve consumers in game day commercials.
Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Vehicles
Allegations: Falsely marketing “Clean Diesel” vehicles as high performing, fuel efficient, green, and environmentally-friendly
Volkswagen Vehicles with Car-Net
Allegations: Failing to disclose that Car-Net was temporary because the system was equipped with 3G services and would become inoperable when 3G services were phased out
Allegations: Failing to disclose that Porsche Connect was temporary because the system was equipped with 3G services and would be inoperable when 3G services were phased out
Allegations: Falsely representing vehicles comply with emissions requirements when they don’t
Porsche Panamera and 911 Vehicles
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Porsche Cars North America, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that 2010-2016 Porsche Panamera and Porsche 911 vehicles are efficient, clean, and…
Volkswagen’s People First Warranty
In March 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Volkswagen fails to honor promises in the advertising and marketing materials for its People First bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty.…
Audi Gasoline Vehicles
January 2019: This case was transferred to a California court to be heard with other similar cases in a multidistrict litigation. (In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and…
Multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Audi alleging that the auto company makes false representations about the amount of carbon dioxide emission for several Audi models. According to the plaintiffs,…
The Safety of Volkswagen Vehicles
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Volkswagen for allegedly misrepresenting the safety of its 2016 and 2017 models, including the Jetta, the Passat, and several Golf models. According to the…
Volkswagen Routan’s Oil Filter
January 2016: This action was dismissed. The named plaintiff’s claims were dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. while class members’ claims were dismissed When…