November 3rd, 2020
October 2020: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. For more information, go to https://leanproteinsettlement.com/. June 2020: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. March 2020: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that establishes a $12 million settlement fund that would be used to pay
October 24th, 2018
October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal and remanded the case for further proceedings. (Case No. 16-15374, 9th Cir.) March 2016: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal. February 2016: The named plaintiff notified the Court that he will not be amending the complaint but rather intends to appeal the
October 19th, 2018
December 2016: A federal judge dismissed the case finding that the claims were conclusory and not plausible. 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against CytoSport for allegedly deceptively using ed packaging for its Muscle Milk powder products. The complaint, which was later amended in 2016, alleges that the opaque containers have approximately 30%
June 7th, 2018
July 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. November 2013: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this lawsuit. According to its terms, class members may receive a $30 refund and, for a period of three years, the company agreed to stop using the phrases “Healthy, Sustained Energy”
September 19th, 2017
March 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclose. Later in March, the plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding two 2013 dismissal orders and two 2015 denial of class certification. 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against Abbott Laboratories hit a dead end when a federal
September 18th, 2017
July 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. The named plaintiffs’ individual claims were dismissed and the class members’ claims were dismissed . October 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. Inc. for allegedly deceptively
April 27th, 2017
In March 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm Corp. for allegedly falsely advertising the dietary supplement MusclePharm Glutamine. According to the complaint, the company markets the supplement as providing various health benefits – such as “Enhanc[ing] Muscle Growth & Recovery,” providing “Faster Recovery,” “Aid[ing] in Muscle Growth,” and “Minimiz[ing] muscle catabolism (breakdown)” –
September 1st, 2016
August 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the putative class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. December 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm for allegedly deceptively packaging protein supplements, including Arnold Schwarzeneger Series Iron Whey, MusclePharm Combat Protein Powder, MusclePharm Combat
July 25th, 2016
June 2016: A federal judge dismissed this case . September 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Progenex Holdings for allegedly misleadingly marketing Progenex More Muscle, a dietary supplement. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company misleadingly represents that the product contains 20% more Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) than regular Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
January 5th, 2016
September 2016: A federal judge granted MusclePharm’s motion to dismiss finding, among other things, that plaintiffs did not have standing, failed to state a claim, and did not satisfy the heightened pleading requirement for fraud-based claims. December 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm Corp. for allegedly misleadingly marketing various supplements, including MusclePharm Arnold
November 24th, 2015
April 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. November 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. The complaint, which was originally filed in March 2015, alleged that the company misrepresents the amount of protein in various protein products, including MuscleTech, Six Star,
February 11th, 2015
Whey protein powder faces class-action lawsuit over allegations of “protein-spiking.”
June 20th, 2014
The bodybuilding supplement has been the target of an FDA warning letter and a class-action lawsuit.
January 24th, 2014
Wait is the Rock really gone?
August 20th, 2013
Xtreme Muscle Pro, a fitness supplement, makes a lot of ridiculous-sounding claims on its website (“Convert fat to muscle!” “Hydrate blood cells!” and best of all, “More than 1 ingredient!”), but aside from that, ordering it will get you tied up in a negative option offer. From the site’s terms and conditions: Your credit card
January 21st, 2021
Pharmacist testimonials at the center of advertising inquiry head to the FTC for further review.
December 1st, 2020
From “cruelty free” to “Made in the USA,” TINA.org finds personal care company’s marketing awash with questionable labels.
October 21st, 2020
September 2020: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members who submit valid claims may receive a pro rata share of a $175,000 settlement fund after other fees – including notice and administration costs, attorneys’ fees, and an incentive payment to the named plaintiff – are paid.
September 22nd, 2020
Supplement company says product is not a “fertility supplement.” Its marketing says otherwise.
June 2nd, 2020
May 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-559, W.D. Tex.) September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Nutrabolt for allegedly deceptively marketing Scivation Xtend BCAA dietary supplements as supporting muscle growth, recovery, and repair when, according to the complaint, scientific evidence shows that the supplements are not