October 11th, 2017
In September 2017, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Herbalife (a multi-level marketing company) and many of its top-earning distributors for, among other things, allegedly running “a predatory scheme” and misrepresenting that individuals who attend live events will “get rich” and are guaranteed a “significant income, a better life style, and even happiness”
September 20th, 2017
Lawsuit against Herbalife claims attending events is a losing strategy.
June 29th, 2017
November 2015: A judge dismissed the complaint because plaintiffs failed to adequately allege material misrepresentations or scienter (intent or knowledge of wrongdoing). The dismissal was because plaintiffs had multiple opportunities to correct shortcomings in complaints. August 2015: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. July 2015: A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit finding, among other things, that
November 1st, 2016
TINA.org investigation reveals illegal health claims used to market MLM supplements.
July 15th, 2016
Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief Stipulation to Entry of Order For Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgement &nbs
July 15th, 2016
Bringing an end to one of the most high-profile alleged pyramid scheme cases since Amway, Herbalife agreed to a $200 million settlement with the FTC that requires it to revamp its compensation system to reward distributors for sales to customers rather than for recruitment. Under the agreement, two-thirds of rewards paid by Herbalife, a publicly
June 10th, 2015
Deconstructing Herbalife’s defense that a survey found most people join for discounts.
May 19th, 2015
May 2015: After a final fairness hearing, a federal judge granted final approval of the proposed settlement of this class-action lawsuit. March 2015: TINA.org filed an brief opposing the proposed settlement as unfair to consumers. To read TINA.org’s full brief, click here. For a summary of TINA.org’s efforts in this case, click here. December 2014:
May 14th, 2015
Here’s the breakdown of the $17.5 million settlement pie.
May 11th, 2015
Former distributor says a class-action settlement isn’t going to help a majority of recruits who lost money.
March 17th, 2015
Consumer Group TINA.org Objecting MADISON, CONN. March 17, 2015 — Ad watchdog organization, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), filed a brief on Monday asking the court to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against beleaguered nutrition supplement company, Herbalife, that impacts as many as 1.3 million consumers nationwide. If the proposed settlement is approved, the
March 17th, 2015
May 14, 2015: The Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement. May 11, 2015: The Final Fairness Hearing is held in federal district court. The judge grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave and thus is considering its objection to the settlement agreement, and will make her decision as to whether she approves or rejects the settlement
March 12th, 2015
Objections filed to settlement that gives most distributors $20 or less, while lawyers get $5.25 million and the company continues business as usual.
March 12th, 2014
Company has been under increasing scrutiny.
May 28th, 2013
Groups contend company is a pyramid scheme.
November 14th, 2017
Pyramid scheme claims against MLM companies on the rise.
November 1st, 2017
Jeunesse and Diamond distributors facing third pyramid scheme complaint in 10 months.
August 28th, 2017
More than 1,000 unsubstantiated health claims remain on the internet nine months after TINA.org’s investigation.
March 20th, 2017
Nutritional supplement MLM facing racketeering charges in class-action lawsuit filed by former distributors.