On November 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion to settle civil and criminal charges regarding off-label marketing, kickbacks, and false statements made about three of its drugs. According to CNN Money, over $167 million of the entire settlement will go to three whistleblowers who filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act (FCA). The settlement is the largest whistleblower payout in U.S. history and the third largest healthcare-related settlement, reported Bloomberg News. More »

Class action lawsuits against Natural Balance, Inc., and Boiron USA, Inc., are part of a recent surge in false advertising lawsuits relating to the marketing of herbal remedies, supplements, and homeopathic drugs. More »

In February 2011, consumers filed a false advertising lawsuit against Ferrero U.S.A., Inc., based on allegations that the company falsely advertised its popular product, Nutella, as being nutritious. More »

In October 2009, consumers filed a false advertising lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Company alleging false health claims about the VitaminWater drink line. More »