Class Action

Several Brands of Flushable Wipes

Class Action

Several Brands of Flushable Wipes

In December 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against several manufacturers of flushable wipes – specifically, Costco, CVS, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart – for allegedly falsely advertising wipes as safe to flush, safe for plumbing and sewer systems, and biodegradable when, according to plaintiffs, the wipes do not break into small pieces or disintegrate upon flushing. (The Preserve at Connetquot Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. et al, Case No. 17-cv-7050, E. D. NY.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding flushable wipes and TINA.org’s coverage of the products, click here.


Legal Action

CVS

CVS

TINA.org investigated the marketing used to promote life’sDHA™, a supplement sold by CVS Pharmacy under the name Algal-900 DHA, and found that the marketing deceptively implied the product could improve memory…

Target

Target

TINA.org investigated Target’s website – www.target.com – and found that false and deceptive Made in the USA labeling issues were widespread on its site, including product specifications that falsely stated…

Walmart

Walmart

An ongoing TINA.org investigation spanning several years found that Walmart consistently and repeatedly used false and deceptive Made in USA representations to market products on its website, Walmart.com. (TINA.org also…


Class-Action Tracker

Kirkland Pet Foods

Class Action

Kirkland Pet Foods

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing pet foods as “grain free” and containing only certain ingredients when they contain wheat and other unlisted ingredients

Optifiber Natural Prebiotic Fiber Supplement

Class Action

Optifiber Natural Prebiotic Fiber Supplement

In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco Wholesale Corp. for allegedly falsely marketing Optifiber Natural Prebiotic Fiber Supplement as “natural” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement contains…

2nd Generation Apple AirPods

Class Action

2nd Generation Apple AirPods

In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly falsely advertising that 2nd Generation Apple AirPods are capable of wireless charging and come with a wireless charging…

Kona Coffee

Class Action

Kona Coffee

May 2019: The Bond case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not…

Roundup Sold at Costco

Class Action

Roundup Sold at Costco

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly misleadingly selling Roundup® without adequately warning consumers that the herbicide contains the alleged carcinogen glyphosate and is dangerous.…

Kirkland Signature Cleaners

Class Action

Kirkland Signature Cleaners

April 2019: This action was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms have not been disclosed. May 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco Wholesale…

TruNature Ginkgo Biloba with Vinpocetine

Class Action

TruNature Ginkgo Biloba with Vinpocetine

March 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court order for summary judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings. September 2017: The named plaintiff filed a…

Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oils

Class Action

Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oils

In February 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly falsely marketing Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil as containing 1,050 mg unsaturated fatty acids consisting of 330…

Kirkland Coconut Oil

Class Action

Kirkland Coconut Oil

July 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve the claims in this case. According to the settlement terms, each class member will be awarded a…

Costco Kettle Chips

Class Action

Costco Kettle Chips

November 2015: This case was stayed pending the resolution of three similar cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. November 2014: A federal judge dismissed some of the state…

Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes

Class Action

Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes

April 2017: This case was transferred to a court in Oregon. (Case No. 17-cv-567, D. Ore.) May 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco Wholesale Corporation and Nice-Pak Products,…

Trunature Milk Thistle Herbal Supplements

Class Action

Trunature Milk Thistle Herbal Supplements

In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly misleadingly marketing the amount of silymarin (i.e., the main component of milk thistle seeds) in Trunature Milk Thistle…

VitaRain Water

Class Action

VitaRain Water

May 2016: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the dismissal of the action without prejudice and instructed the district court to re-enter its dismissal judgment When a complaint is…

Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil

Class Action

Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil

In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trident Seafoods Corp. and Costco for allegedly falsely marketing Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil. According to the complaint, the companies…

Shrimp from Costco

Class Action

Shrimp from Costco

January 2017: A federal judge dismissed this case When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. Claims against Charoen Pokphand Foods and C.P. Food Products (collectively the…


The Latest

Filters


Show More