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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Superior Products International II, Inc., a Kansas corporation; and Joseph E. Pritchett, individually and as an officer of Superior Products International II, Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
192 3159
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
District of Kansas

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission sued Superior Products International II, Inc., and its principal Joseph Pritchett, alleging they make false or unsubstantiated R-value and energy savings claims about their architectural coatings products. In July 2020, the FTC sued four companies that sell paint products used to coat buildings and homes, alleging that they deceived consumers about their products’ insulation and energy-savings capabilities. In complaints filed in federal court, the FTC charged that the companies falsely overstated the R-value ratings of the coatings, making deceptive statements about heat flow and insulating power.  The FTC announced a summary judgment against the defendants in November 2022.