October 27th, 2017
In May 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Quick Weight Loss Centers for allegedly falsely advertising its QWLC program. Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the company guarantees consumers who pay the fee to enroll in the program will lose weight, when, according to the complaint, they also need to purchase expensive supplements for
June 14th, 2016
Hidden ingredients pose serious health risks, FDA warns supplement maker.
October 21st, 2014
Consumer protection law passed by Congress four years ago is finally picking up steam.
September 8th, 2014
Texas-based Applied Food Science to pay $3.5 million to settle misleading weight-loss claims complaint.
June 16th, 2014
Congress focuses on weight loss ad scams this week.
January 10th, 2012
You’ve seen the ads – online, in magazines, and on TV. Pop this “all natural” pill for easy weight loss with zero effort. Those struggling with the roller coaster ride of weight gain and loss are often willing to try anything, and, unfortunately, the market is filled with bogus products that only work to slim
December 8th, 2011
We all know that pixie dust sprinkled on and around your body can make you fly, so why not a magic tastant crystal that you sniff to lose weight without diet or exercise? (A tastant is a substance that stimulates your sense of taste.) Dr. Alan Hirsch purports to have created just that – a
July 15th, 2021
Despite the splashy announcement, weight-loss ads persist on social media platform.
August 11th, 2020
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Noom alleging, among other things, that marketing for its weight-loss app: Falsely claims its program is “risk free” and either “zero cost” or costs less than $20 for a two week trial period without disclosing that consumers who sign up for the trial period will be automatically enrolled in
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,
January 24th, 2019
September 2018: A federal judge denied the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification finding that they did not establish several of the requirements for class certification. The judge found that the plaintiffs may be able to fix the problems and gave them until February 21, 2019 to file a renewed motion for class certification. April 2015:
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
September 19th, 2017
October 2015: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2015: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. July 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. February 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising
April 21st, 2017
The company’s signature pitch — lose 20 to 40 pounds in 40 days — lacked scientific support, the FTC alleged.
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?
September 28th, 2015
Complaint also asserts that company pushes deceptive weight-loss claims.
June 1st, 2015
Petition urges federal officials to investigate company while consumer complaints cite multiple issues.
April 7th, 2015
Amphetamine-like ingredient found in Acacia rigidula dietary supplements could trigger harmful reactions.
March 18th, 2015
August 2016: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the District Court’s decision to dismiss the case and remanded the case for further proceedings. (Nicosia et al v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 15-423, 2nd Cir.) February 2015: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit finding, among other things, that the plaintiff waived his right to bring