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Volkswagen Agrees to $8.5 Million Settlement to End False Advertising Suit

On June 6, 2018, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (“Hunter”) announced an $8.5 million settlement has been reached with Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Audi AG, and Audi of America LLC (“Volkswagen”). The payment will end the lawsuit Oklahoma brought against Volkswagen after an investigation revealed the company purposely installed deceptive software to […]

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Majority of Heart Rate Tracking Lawsuit against Fitbit to Proceed

Northern District of California Judge James Donato maintained the majority of a false advertising lawsuit against Fitbit Inc. (“Fitbit”) on June 5, 2018, dismissing only plaintiffs’ claim for unjust enrichment, finding that it could not be asserted as a standalone claim. The suit, brought by 13 consumers, alleges that Fitbit advertised the ability of its […]