2019: The Court granted final approval of a settlement agreement.

April 2016: Fifteen lawsuits making similar allegations against Vizio were transferred to a court in California to be heard together. (In Re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, MDL No. 2693, United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation)

Late 2015/Early 2016: Since November 2015, multiple class-action lawsuits have been filed against Cognitive Media Network and Vizio, Inc. for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose that Vizio Smart TVs have tracking software, software that allows the companies to track consumer’s TV-viewing activities. According to the complaints, average consumers do not have the technical expertise to uncover the tracking software and therefore rely on the companies to adequately disclose that fact. In addition, the complaints allege that the companies track consumers’ activities without their consent.

To see some of the complaints, click on the case information below.

For more information about class-action lawsuits regarding televisions and TINA.org’s coverage of the product, click here.


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VIZIO Flat-Screen Televisions

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VIZIO Flat-Screen Televisions

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing televisions as having “sensational picture quality” and “best-in-class picture processing” when they suffer from power failures due to a defect

YouTube App on Vizio Smart TVs

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YouTube App on Vizio Smart TVs

In October 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vizio, Inc. for allegedly deceptively marketing its Smart TVs as being capable of streaming videos through the YouTube app directly from…

Vizio Televisions

Class Action

Vizio Televisions

In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vizio for allegedly marketing its televisions as “energy efficient” and “Energy Star” certified when, in reality, software automatically disables energy-saving features…


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