False advertising can involve statements that are either false, or which are misleading because they do not mention important facts one would expect to be told. For example, claiming that a truck has more horsepower than it does, that a food is sugar-free when it actually contains sugar, or not mentioning an important fact, can all be forms of false advertising.
Because false advertising can harm both consumers and competing businesses, false advertising laws have been passed to allow for lawsuits to put an end to a misleading business practice and to reimburse those who were harmed by one.
For over two decades, Girard Gibbs’ false advertising lawyers have fought false and misleading advertising on the behalf of consumers and small businesses. We have successfully litigated against some of the world’s largest corporations and earned millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in cases involving:
- Deceptive advertising
- Failure to disclose important information
- Bait-and-switch scams
- Misleading labels
- Unfair competition
|Apple||$15 million settlement including cash, extended warranties, replacement parts, and store credits for owners of iPods with falsely advertised battery life|
|Hyundai & Kia||$225 in cash and $325 in dealer credits for owners of Kia and Hyundai vehicles with falsely advertised horsepower ratings|
|Tyson Foods||$5 million including cash reimbursements for consumers who purchased chicken falsely advertised as raised without antibiotics|
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Recent Class Actions and Investigations
Material misrepresentations of iPod battery life. A settlement was awarded which provided for warranty extensions, battery replacements, cash payments, and store credits to class members