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2014-07-22 12:27:48

Impact on Health Not the Only Issue in Unregulated Industry MADISON, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers curious about trying e-cigarettes are being swindled in droves by unscrupulous companies advertising free trials and special deals, according to an analysis of nearly 600 consumer complaints to the FTC by advocacy group truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). The advertising watchdog launched an investigation into the rapidly growing industry after receiving...

2014-06-19 16:26:15

Lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information today announced that its subsidiary, WebMD LLC, has commenced litigation against Everyday Health Media LLC, a subsidiary of Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY), for trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition. WebMD's complaint, filed today in the United States...

2014-03-11 08:39:09

Consumer protection group believes very few victims of false advertising receive a requested refund WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The False Labeling Complaint Center is urging consumers who believe they were intentionally misled as to the quality, or the viability of a product by false labeling to contact them at 866-714-6466, if within the last year they purchased the product, or the service. The only conditions are the consumer must still have the receipt, the consumer...

2014-01-08 08:24:22

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) is pleased today to announce the launch of the ASC PSA Creative Competition: Truth in Advertising Matters. The competition is open to full-time students currently enrolled at a Canadian university, college or other post-secondary institute in a marketing, advertising, communications, media, design or related program. "We plan to launch a new campaign with the same theme of our original Truth in Advertising Matters...

Dieters Beware: Weight Loss Products May Use Deceptive Marketing
2014-01-08 05:37:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most New Year's resolutions include wanting to become healthier, or to lose weight. There are literally thousands of products out there claiming that they can help a person achieve those goals. Not all of them tell the truth, nor do they have ethical practices when advertising. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a "law enforcement initiative stopping national marketers that used deceptive advertising claims to...

2013-05-15 23:34:19

A federal judge in Louisville, Kentucky has recently approved a $40 million settlement in a class-action Skechers lawsuit involving more than 520,000 consumer claims. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Federal Judge Thomas B. Russell of Louisville has just approved a deal that will grant a $40 million settlement to hundreds of thousands of consumers in a class-action Skechers lawsuit that consolidated more than 70 Skechers lawsuits throughout the U.S. Consumers involved in this case are...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'