December 15th, 2017
December 2017: This case was transferred from a California court to a New Jersey court. (Case No. 17-cv-12604, D. NJ.) September 2017: This case was transferred to federal court. (Shoaf et al v. Vitaquest, Intl. LLC and Windmill Health Products, LLC, Case No. 17-cv2007, S. D. CA.) August 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was
December 4th, 2017
In November 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Wellnx Life Sciences for allegedly falsely advertising Nature’s Science 100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia dietary supplements. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company markets the product as a weight-loss supplement when, according to plaintiffs, it does not and cannot provide the promised benefits. In addition, the complaint
October 5th, 2017
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Garcinia Cambogia Extract. According to the complaint, Vitamin Shoppe markets the product as a dietary supplement that effectively aids in weight management and appetite control when the only active ingredients (hydroxycitric acid and chromium) do not provide such weight-loss benefits. The case
July 12th, 2017
Company marketing weight-loss products referred to FTC after ad claims are challenged.
May 16th, 2017
In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe for allegedly falsely advertising that its Garcinia Cambogia Extract dietary supplement effectively aids in “weight management” and “appetite control” when, according to the complaint, scientific evidence proves that the supplement’s only active ingredients (specifically, hydroxycitric acid and chromium) are incapable of providing such weight-loss
December 21st, 2016
In April 2016, a state judge granted final approval of a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against MartizMayer Laboratories. The complaint alleges that the company deceptively labeled Garcinia Cambogia 1300 and Garcinia Cambogia 75 as a weight loss treatment that “Supports Appetite Control” and “Inhibits Fat Production” without scientific evidence to support such
July 12th, 2016
In July 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Hyper Network Solutions of Florida, LLC for allegedly falsely marketing that its Garcinia Cambogia Extract provides significant diet and weight loss benefits when, in reality, the product is ineffective. (Gorgis et al v. Hyper Network Solutions of Florida, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-1725, S. D. CA.) For
February 9th, 2016
In February 2016, a federal judge stayed (i.e., suspended) the action in a class-action lawsuit against Healthy Choice Labs. The complaint, which was originally filed in February 2015, alleges that the company deceptively promotes introductory “free trials” for its weight-loss supplement, Simply Garcinia Cambogia, without adequately disclosing that consumers who sign-up for the “free trial”
June 12th, 2015
March 2015: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit finding that the complaint did not sufficiently show that the $5 million amount-in-controversy requirement was met. September 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing Garcinia Cambogia Extract, a weight-loss dietary supplement. According to the complaint, the company markets the supplement
June 30th, 2014
After the parties agreed to dismiss a lawsuit against Labrada Nutritional Systems, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in February 2014. The complaint – which was originally filed in 2013 – alleged that the company represented that each capsule of Garcinia Cambogia (a dietary supplement) contained a specific concentration of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) when, according
June 30th, 2014
In February 2014, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Whole Body Research, makers of a dietary supplement, Garcinia Cambogia, because plaintiff decided to dismiss the lawsuit. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, alleged that, among other things, the company represented that the supplement is recommended by an independent reporting and ratings
April 11th, 2014
We saw this web ad: And we clicked on it, because that’s just what we do around here. The ad took us to a website that is supposed to look like the webpage for the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray. Alas, this is not the webpage for Every Day with Rachael Ray. This is
May 10th, 2013
Garcinia Cambogia extract may not be such a great deal for weight loss.
March 10th, 2020
February 2020: The claims against Entertainment Media Ventures were voluntarily dismissed for undisclosed reasons. October 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement resolving the claims against Naturex. April 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement that would resolve the claims against Naturex. According to the settlement terms,
December 31st, 2018
Class-action settlements leave consumers behind.
November 16th, 2016
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Iovate Health Sciences in September 2016. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the company markets a line of weight-loss supplements – including Garcinia Cambogia Plus, Garcinia Cambogia Plus Gummies, Coconut Oil, Green Coffee Bean, Matcha Green Tea Plus, Probiotics Plus Weight Loss, Raspberry Ketones Plus, Konjac
January 1st, 2016
Is losing weight on your New Year’s resolution list?
January 27th, 2015
Marketers made millions off “Oz effect” but FTC says there was no proof the supplement worked.
July 1st, 2014
Readers say TV doctor shilling too many questionable products.
June 16th, 2014
America’s favorite TV doctor has been up to some questionable practices.