In November 2016, a federal judge dismissed
some of the claims in a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against NBTY, United States Nutrition, Healthwatchers, and Met-RX Nutrition regarding the marketing of protein supplements, including Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein, Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate, and Met-Rx MyoSynthesis Whey. The complaint
, which was originally filed in 2015 and amended in May 2016, alleges that the companies misrepresent the nature and quality of protein supplements by, among other things, misleadingly representing the protein content – including the percent of daily value, as well as the sources and quality of the protein – on the product labels. The judge dismissed claims relating to products plaintiffs did not purchase (i.e., Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate and Met-Rx MyoSynthesis Whey) but allowed other false advertising claims to move forward. (Porter et al v. NBTY, Inc. et al
, Case No. 15-cv-11459, N. D. IL.)
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