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1 Below are 10 cases of false advertising. You must decide if they were “court out”, “got away with it” or if the story is simply an “urban legend”.

2 Ben Careathers sued the company for false advertising, saying Red Bull never gave him wings, nor any enhanced intellectual or athletic performance.

3 Sued for false advertising as it transpired that instead of using 100% beef to make their burgers, they used a business called “100% Beef”.

4 Ferraro settled for $3m after it was agreed that their amazing chocolate spread is neither “healthy” or “part of a balanced meal”.

5 Sketchers had to send out $400m in refunds after falsely claiming its trainers would lead to weight loss.

6 26 year old Vaibhav Bev sued Unilever for $91,000 stating “depression and psychological damage” as he “used it for 7 years” but failed to attract any ladies.

7 Jane Williams sued the company after this blatant example of false advertising.

8 Despite containing Bifidus Regularis (?), Danone agreed to pay $21m compensation as there was no “scientific or clinical” evidence that the yogurt helps relieve, erm, constipation.

9 Pizza Hut felt the tag line “better ingredients” was deceptive, and sued for $500,000 in damages.

10 Many consumers have taken class-action suits against Apple claiming the company falsely advertised the ability of Siri.

11 Kia & Hyundai were forced to pay $412m to customers as it was proven that they had exaggerated the Horse power and MPG of many of the cars.

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