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MyPillow Fined $1M for Phony Ads

The company spends about $1.4 million each week on advertising

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    MyPillow Fined $1M for Phony Ads
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    Minnesota-based company MyPillow was fined $1 million for running ads with false claims of the pillow helping with snoring, fibromyalgia, migraines and other medical conditions, NBC News reported.

    Prosecutors in nine California counties brought the charges against the misleading infomercials. MyPillow spends about $1.4 million each week on advertising and more than 18 million pillows have been sold in 10 years, according to the Boston Herald.

    The lawsuit alleged the company “knew or reasonably should have known” their claims were “untrue or misleading.”

    "We did nothing wrong. We did not make any misleading claims," MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell told NBC News. "Rather than fight this, I made a business decision to prevent long and costly litigation, pay this and move on."

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    The company is no longer allowed to claim the pillows cure, prevent or treat any disease without reliable scientific proof.