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 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
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
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
January 25th, 2019
Summer 2017: A judge granted final approval of the settlement. May 2017: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging that Iovate falsely markets Hydroxycut brand weight-loss products as “[s]cientifically [r]esearched” and “[c]linically-[p]roven” to promote weight loss when, according to plaintiffs, the key ingredients do not promote weight loss. The parties also revised their settlement agreement
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
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
July 11th, 2016
July 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm Corporation for allegedly deceptively advertising FitMiss Fat-Burning supplements. The complaint, which was originally filed in Nevada and later transferred to Colorado, alleges that the company claims, among other things, that
April 8th, 2016
FDA warning letters take aim at banned stimulant.
March 17th, 2016
Companies whose weight-loss supplements contain perennial shrub receive FDA warning letters.
February 8th, 2016
Is the FDA doing enough to monitor the supplement industry?
January 1st, 2016
Is losing weight on your New Year’s resolution list?
November 19th, 2015
Regulators send united message about deceptively marketed supplements.
May 8th, 2015
In April 2015, a federal judge granted final approval of a $500,000 settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Bayer. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2008, alleged that Bayer misleadingly marketed its “One-A-Day WeightSmart” dietary supplements as having the ability to, among other things, increase metabolism, prevent weight gain, and help promote
April 29th, 2015
Eight products found to have BMPEA and 17 products contain DMBA, both amphetamine-like stimulants.
April 7th, 2015
Amphetamine-like ingredient found in Acacia rigidula dietary supplements could trigger harmful reactions.
December 16th, 2014
In November 2014, a New Jersey state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Carter-Reed Company. Though the complaint, which was originally filed in 2004, is not currently available online, one source reports that plaintiffs alleged that the company falsely marketed its Relacore products, including Relacore, Relacore Extra, Relacore PM,
November 3rd, 2014
New report finds that recalled supplements containing hidden drugs are still available for purchase online.
January 7th, 2014
Sprinkle, eat and lose weight is just unproven, says FTC.