June 2nd, 2020
In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly falsely marketing Glucosamine Sulfate. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the ingredients list shows that the supplement contains d-glucosamine sulfate and sodium when, according to the complaint, testing shows the supplement actually contains glucosamine hydrochloride and sodium sulfate instead of glucosamine sulfate and sodium. (Amavizca
February 7th, 2020
In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC Holdings for allegedly falsely representing that the primary ingredient in its Vitamin E Skin Oil is vitamin E oil when, according to plaintiffs, the main ingredient in the product is safflower oil, which is a vegetable oil that is used for cooking and does not
October 11th, 2019
September 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for December 19, 2019. For more information, go to https://www.onlinepricesettlement.com/. August 2019: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide all class members with a coupon for $30 off of a purchase
September 24th, 2019
February 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. March 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly falsely labeling its Aloe Vera Skin Gel as being “99% Aloe Vera Gel” when it actually does not contain any aloe at
July 16th, 2019
In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its dietary supplements – including Men’s Prostate Formula, Diabetic Support, Preventive Nutrition Healthy Blood Pressure Formula, Women’s Ultra Mega Active Supplement, and Mega Men Healthy Testosterone – prevent, cure, and treat various diseases and health conditions without proper FDA approval
May 13th, 2019
April 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1984, N. D. CA.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) for allegedly claiming – without FDA approval – that certain dietary supplements treat, cure, prevent, and mitigate hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis. The complaint
November 26th, 2018
GNC email misleads consumers on when its Cyber Monday deals expire.
December 15th, 2017
October 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. February 2017: A class-action complaint was filed against GNC for allegedly offering customers a one-year membership to its Gold Card Program (a program that entitled customers to discounts on in-store purchases) when, according to the complaint, the store
December 1st, 2017
March 2017: Both cases were dismissed pursuant to a joint motion to dismiss filed by the parties. The claims were dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the class members. January 2017: The parties notified the Court that they reached a confidential settlement agreement, along with the parties in a related case, Polanco
September 28th, 2017
September 2017: A federal judge stayed the proceedings in this case pursuant to the parties’ request while they finalize the terms of a settlement agreement. April 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC in April 2016 (and amended in August 2016) for allegedly misleadingly marketing the existence, nature, and amount of discounts
May 22nd, 2017
False advertising and wrongful death are among a plethora of allegations filed against the supplement retailer.
December 5th, 2016
In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively marketing L-Glutamine Pro Perforamnce® dietary supplements – including L-Glutamine Powder 5000, L-Glutamine 1500, RapidDrive Glutamine 2500 Power Chew,and RapidDrive Glutamine 5000 – as having “Anti-Catabolic Effects,” “Support[ing] Muscle Function,” and “Support[ing] Faster Recovery After Workouts” when, in reality, such claims are false
November 13th, 2014
September 2013: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit against GNC. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. July 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively marketing its TriFlex supplements. The plaintiffs allege that GNC markets TriFlex, which consists primarily of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, as a supplement that
July 15th, 2014
May 2014: A federal judge dismissed this class-action lawsuit against GNC finding that the amount in controversy did not exceed $5 million, as required under the Class Action Fairness Act. August 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC in August 2013 for allegedly falsely advertising its Arginine supplements (Pro Performance Rapid Drive Arginine 5000,
November 20th, 2013
In November 2013, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against GNC and Vital Pharmaceuticals. The complaint, which was removed to federal court in October 2012, alleges that the companies misleadingly label the ZERO IMPACT High Protein Meal Bars as having “zero impact” when, in reality, the companies knew that each bar contains a
July 1st, 2020
Don’t let the claims about these blue-light blocking glasses blind you to the facts.
June 30th, 2020
Another TINA.org reader flags another opportunistic bracelet seller seeking to cash in on the charity of others.
June 25th, 2020
Weight-loss supplement is sending mixed signals with its use of the FDA logo in a claim on its website that it is “FDA Acknowledged.”
June 22nd, 2020
Why the FTC should consider virtual influencers as it reviews its Endorsement Guides.
June 19th, 2020
Some of the world’s largest corporations have reportedly raised millions of dollars for the Black Lives Matter Foundation, which is unaffiliated with the international movement.