False Advertising


Bay Area Counties Win $6.8 Million False Advertising Ruling Against Overstock.com

After a two-week trial in September, Judge Wynne Carvill ruled Wednesday that Utah-based Overstock.com used formulas to create fictional comparison prices and chose the highest comparison for an item without informing consumers.


California Attorney General Kamala Harris  (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California AG Sues Corinthian, Heald College Group For False Advertising

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Corinthian Colleges Inc., the parent company of a chain of career-preparation colleges, in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday for alleged false advertising and marketing about its job placement rates.


A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Apple Sued Over Siri Voice Assistant

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said he’s not sure about a lawsuit filed against Apple over its Siri voice assistant feature for iPhones.


Cold MD

Supplement Maker Settles Advertising Suit In Napa Court For $1.5 Million

The company that manufactured Cold MD settled a civil suit over bogus advertising claims Wednesday in Napa County Superior Court, 4 years after the product was pulled off the market.



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