The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to 14 companies peddling fake cancer cures using deceptive ads, videos, and other sophisticated marketing techniques, including testimonials about miraculous outcomes. Some companies provided a small print disclaimer that their products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease to avoid liability for their false claims. Andersen Sleater Sianni's attorneys represent individuals who may have been decei
A class action has been filed against online auction website, DealDash. The plaintiff alleges that not only is the auction in fact a perverse lottery to defraud customers but that it is also misleading customers about the high-end nature of the products and their direct, undisclosed connection to DealDash. The brands are often compared with recognized luxury brands even though they are not. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents persons who have been defrauded by false advertisin
A class action lawsuit alleges that Bose wireless headsets are tracking the songs you listen to and allegedly transmits this data along with other identifying information to third parties without users consent when they use the Bose Connect app on their smartphones. The complaint alleges violations of consumer protection and wire tap laws. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorneys represent individuals who have had their privacy violated in cases against corporations. Click here for
Two customers, who purchased a Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix salad from a Walmart in Florida, found a decomposing bat in their salad while they were eating it. The Center for Disease Control is testing the bat for rabies and the customers were also tested. The bat caused a recall of the products and customers can request a full refund. Click here to read more about the recall.
The California Supreme Court decided that arbitration agreements that purportedly waived individuals' right to seek injunctive relief to stop companies from fraudulent practices are unenforceable as a matter of public policy. Often banks and other companies that people buy products or services from require that if there is a dispute that it cannot be brought in court or as a class action. These arbitration provisions prevent most people from challenging any problems or frauds
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle claims that it opened an estimated 2 million fake accounts in order to meet sales goals. The payment will compensate all customers, who were victims of Wells Fargo's scheme at an estimated rate of $25 per person and in addition to amounts it has already paid. The settlement comes after Wells Fargo attempted to toss the claims from court by arguing that the plaintiffs were subject to arbitration under its contracts. Anderse