MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ten California district attorneys led by Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley Monday announced an approximately $1 million settlement of allegations that a Minnesota pillow company engaged in false and misleading advertising.

The district attorneys sued My Pillow Inc. of Chaska, Minnesota, last Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland and filed a stipulated settlement, reached with the cooperation of the company and its attorneys, on the same day.

The lawsuit alleged the company conducted false and misleading advertising by claiming, without any reliable scientific evidence, that the foam pillows could help people suffering from fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraines, sleep apnea, snoring and restless leg syndrome.

MyPillow inventor and CEO, Mike Lindell, released this statement after the settlement:

“MyPillow is pleased to have reached an agreement with Alameda County. Our focus is, and always has been, on sharing MyPillow with as many people as possible. With this settlement, we are able to avoid a costly and drawn out court case and turn our attention back to our number one passion, our customers. As part of the settlement, MyPillow will make a $100,000 donation to nonprofit organizations in California that help the homeless and victims of domestic violence. We are pleased our restitution in this case includes giving back, which is a central part of the mission of MyPillow.”

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Comments (6)
  1. memphisgrass says:

    This guy has made a mint off of selling foam.

    1. When you think about it, so has every other mattress and pillow manufacturer.

  2. Kally Waters says:

    A guy in Minnesota starting up a company employing many people making money. Of course California lawyers have to sue him. How else would anyone in California make any money in that GD socialist state?

  3. That’s nothing. Last week I sprayed myself with Axe body spray, and not a single supermodel jumped into bed with me. I claim false advertising!

  4. Ah..I see. Since this small company didn’t spend $10 Million Dollars for ‘reliable scientific evidence’ the Blood-suckers in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornication figured they’d sue and maybe put the Small Business Owner and all his employees our of work and on the Welfare Rolls. Even though it IS proven that a sound sleep COULD and WILL help with every medical condition named, and a Good Pillow is essential for that.
    I can’t wait for President Trump to sell California to Japan for ten bucks so America can be done with that God forsaken place and all the idiots, fruits, nuts, and morons who live there! Or even abetter deal, sell California to China for all the money we owe it. That’d be H-U-G-E! And funny — let the illegal Mexicans see how China treats people who ignore and break their laws, like immigration. (let them try to out run Chinese machine guns — bang, bang, bang, DEAD!)

  5. Kurt Smith says:

    As much as i’m all about capitalism and free enterprise, and as much as i resent evil libs and their evil ways, I gotta say that if these guys were really saying this stuff about their pillows, then yeah, they owe somebody something for sure. ‘Cuz it’s still all about integrity. I just wish it had been anybody else who called them out on it .