Big names cracking down on fake news sites

Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.

General Mills hit with another labeling lawsuit, this time over sugar content

The cereal does not have more protein than regular Cheerios, while General Mills argues the contrary.

“Cereal has long been established as a nutritious and wholesome way to start the day, and General Mills continues to stand behind the quality of these products,” the company said.

Insulated House Wrap Marketer Making False Claims

Pittsburgh-based manufacturer, Innovative Designs, Inc., with making false and unsubstantiated claims that its Insultex House Wrap would save consumers money by providing significant insulation without using much space.

Fitness bands – privacy fails

Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans’ consumer and privacy rights.

Cracking Down on Caffeinated Underwear

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Wacoal claimed their shapewear would “slim the body and reduce cellulite,” since the garments “incorporated microcapsules containing caffeine, retinol, ceramides and other active principles.”

$1 Million Settlement for Pillow’s False Health Claims

My Pillow agreed to settle the case this week and pay almost $1 million in civil penalties after being accused of misleading advertising in a civil lawsuit brought earlier this year by several California consumer-protection groups.

When Terms of Service are Done Well

Airbnb successfully blocked a proposed class action alleging racial discrimination on the company’s platform. The lawsuit alleged systematic discrimination by Airbnb hosts, enabled by various design choices made by the company.

$20 million for a $20 bucket of chicken

False or not false? Woman claims the fast-food giant’s advertisement deceived her and she is suing for $20 million.

Egg carton artwork on trial

The animal welfare group filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission citing the artwork on Davidson’s branded eggs carton artwork misleads consumers about how the eggs are produced.

Starbucks Puts Another False Advertising Lawsuit On Ice

Court concludes in favor of Starbucks stating that no deception could occur because a reasonable consumer would notice that the menus separately list the contents of the drinks and the size of the containers the drinks are served in and that the fluid ounces disclosed refers to the volume, as opposed to the drink contents.