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Red Envelope

Ad Alert

Red Envelope

  A reader was able to catch this radio ad for RedEnvelope.com, a shopping website that is advertising “25% off almost everything” if you use the code “FAST” at checkout.…

U.S. Cellular Belief Plan

Ad Alert

U.S. Cellular Belief Plan

How long a period does “never” cover? Three years, says U.S. Cellular, making “never” a relatively short time. The wireless service provider promised consumers in 2010 that with its “Belief…

Urban Outfitters

Ad Alert

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters recently ran a promotion in which they gave out 10% off coupons alongside collectible pins in the mail. Here is the e-mail that ran with the physical mail…

Best Buy Black Friday

Ad Alert

Best Buy Black Friday

If an electronics store sends you an email advertising a $2200 television as being on-sale for $999, should you actually be able to buy the television at the $999 price?…

RollyChic Boots

Ad Alert

RollyChic Boots

Consumer says she was scammed by company, which advertised on Facebook. And she’s not the only one.

Spark Energy

Class Action

Spark Energy

In December 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spark Energy (a supplier of electricity and natural gas) for allegedly engaging in a deceptive bait-and-switch scheme. According to the complaint,…

Agway Energy Services

Class Action

Agway Energy Services

February 2018: This case was transferred from a court in Delaware to one in New York. (Case No. 18-cv-235, N. D. NY.) December 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against…

Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Energy Rates

Class Action

Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Energy Rates

In June 2017, a federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Gas & Electric alleging that the company engages in a “bait and switch trap.”…

Constellation Energy Power Choice

Class Action

Constellation Energy Power Choice

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Constellation Energy Power Choice for allegedly using a bait-and-switch marketing scheme to make consumers believe they will save money if they…

Direct Energy Services Rates

Class Action

Direct Energy Services Rates

June 2017: The appeal was withdrawn, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2017: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the August 2015 dismissal order,…

HIKO Energy Rates

Class Action

HIKO Energy Rates

May 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement pertaining to five related false advertising class actions against Hiko Energy: Chen v. Hiko Energy Sasso v. Hiko Energy…

XOOM Energy

Class Action

XOOM Energy

February 2017: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims in this lawsuit while allowing others – including fraud claims – to move forward. To read the full decision and…

Rates at Sperian Energy

Class Action

Rates at Sperian Energy

May 2019: This case was transferred to another court in Illinois. (Case No. 19-cv-3128, C. D. IL.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sperian Energy for allegedly deceptively…

The Rates at Spark Energy

Class Action

The Rates at Spark Energy

June 2019: This case was transferred from a court in Illinois to another in New Jersey where a similar case (Rolland v. Spark Energy) is pending. (Case No. 19-cv-14114, D.N.J.)…

North American Power and Gas Rates

Class Action

North American Power and Gas Rates

August 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. March 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. January 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary…

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