June 22nd, 2020
June 2020: The district court case was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2019: The appeal was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. September 2019: The named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the September 2018 and August 2019 court orders. (Case No. 19-11048, 5th Cir.) August 2019: A federal
January 13th, 2020
December 2019: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration and their motion to transfer the case. May 2019: Premier Financial and some of the other defendants filed a motion to compel arbitration or, if the judge does not compel arbitration, to transfer the Wang and Chen cases to a court in Georgia.
January 13th, 2020
January 2020: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. December 2019: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to reconsider the January 2019 order denying arbitration and their motion to transfer the case to a court in Georgia. In the same court order, the judge lifted the stay and gave the plaintiffs until January
December 12th, 2019
December 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision. June 2018: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the May 2018 summary judgment ruling and judgment dismissing the claims. (Case No. 18-55705, 9th Cir.) May 2018: A federal judge granted the company’s motion for summary judgment finding that the
December 10th, 2019
In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Young Living for allegedly operating an unlawful pyramid scheme that emphasizes recruitment of new members over the sale of products. In addition, the complaint claims that Young Living promises that its members will make money when, according to plaintiffs, a majority of members lose money. (Penhall
November 5th, 2019
Declarations in court filing read more like a legislative manifesto than remedies that could appropriately be issued by a court.
October 22nd, 2019
October 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed . August 2019: The named plaintiffs moved to voluntarily dismiss this action in order to immediately appeal the July 2019 arbitration order. July 2019: A federal judge ordered the named plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims, finding the arbitration agreement to be valid and enforceable, but indicated that the
October 1st, 2019
September 2019: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in North Carolina. (Case No. 19-cv-954, M. D. NC.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against multilevel marketing company MarketAmerica, its founder, nineteen top level executives, and twenty-seven top distributors alleging that the company operates an illegal pyramid scheme in which
July 31st, 2019
July 2019: This case was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. June 2019: Jeunesse filed a motion to compel arbitration. April 2019: The stay in this case was lifted. Plaintiffs have until May 6, 2019 to file an amended complaint. March 2019: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the appeal, the reasons for which have
May 9th, 2019
May 2019: The appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was stayed pending a decision from the Idaho state appeals court. January 2019: Plaintiffs in the Idaho case filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the Court’s decision to compel arbitration. December 2018: The Idaho state court granted defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration. July 2018:
April 24th, 2019
Lawsuit alleges essential oil MLM is a pyramid scheme, among other things.
August 13th, 2018
New lawsuit calls Jeunesse a pyramid scheme while taking aim at product line.
August 9th, 2018
“False dreams of wealth” are touted in an attempt to make up for products that are “snake oil,” complaint alleges.
August 8th, 2018
August 2018: The case was transferred to a court in Utah. (Case No. 18-cv-621, D. UT.) January 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against LifeVantage (a multi-level marketing company that sells dietary supplements), its CEO, and two other top-level executives for allegedly operating an illegal pyramid scheme in which individuals only make money by recruiting
January 30th, 2018
January 2018: The Atkinson, Berry, Haskett, and Rocke cases were voluntarily dismissed. The named plaintiffs in the cases were added to the January 2018 complaint in Lemberg v. LuLaRoe. October/November 2017: Four class-action lawsuits were filed against LuLaRoe for allegedly failing to disclose that it operates an illegal pyramid scheme. The complaints claim that the
January 2nd, 2018
December 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. October 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Jeunesse, a Florida-based skin care and supplement multilevel marketing company, along with its founders, a top executive, and various high-level distributors, alleging that the company operates an illegal pyramid scheme.
November 15th, 2017
Class action against Kyani includes unknown top distributors.
November 14th, 2017
Pyramid scheme claims against MLM companies on the rise.
November 9th, 2017
Founder, top executives and reality TV star named in lawsuit.
November 2nd, 2017
Federal class-action lawsuit turns up heat on Jeunesse.