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GNC’s Glucosamine Sulfate

June 2nd, 2020

In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly falsely marketing Glucosamine Sulfate. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the ingredients list shows that the supplement contains d-glucosamine sulfate and sodium when, according to the complaint, testing shows the supplement actually contains glucosamine hydrochloride and sodium sulfate instead of glucosamine sulfate and sodium. (Amavizca

GNC’s Vitamin E Skin Oil

February 7th, 2020

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC Holdings for allegedly falsely representing that the primary ingredient in its Vitamin E Skin Oil is vitamin E oil when, according to plaintiffs, the main ingredient in the product is safflower oil, which is a vegetable oil that is used for cooking and does not

Sales at GNC

October 11th, 2019

September 2019: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for December 19, 2019. For more information, go to August 2019: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide all class members with a coupon for $30 off of a purchase

GNC’s Aloe Vera Skin Gel

September 24th, 2019

February 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. March 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly falsely labeling its Aloe Vera Skin Gel as being “99% Aloe Vera Gel” when it actually does not contain any aloe at

Various GNC Dietary Supplements

July 16th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its dietary supplements – including Men’s Prostate Formula, Diabetic Support, Preventive Nutrition Healthy Blood Pressure Formula, Women’s Ultra Mega Active Supplement, and Mega Men Healthy Testosterone – prevent, cure, and treat various diseases and health conditions without proper FDA approval

Health Claims on GNC Dietary Supplements

May 13th, 2019

April 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1984, N.D. Cal.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) for allegedly claiming – without FDA approval – that certain dietary supplements treat, cure, prevent, and mitigate hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis. The complaint also

GNC’s Gold Card Program

December 15th, 2017

October 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. February 2017: A class-action complaint was filed against GNC for allegedly offering customers a one-year membership to its Gold Card Program (a program that entitled customers to discounts on in-store purchases) when, according to the complaint, the store

The Packaging of Various GNC Protein Whey Protein Products

December 1st, 2017

March 2017: Both cases were dismissed pursuant to a joint motion to dismiss filed by the parties. The claims were dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the class members. January 2017: The parties notified the Court that they reached a confidential settlement agreement, along with the parties in a related case, Polanco

Sales Prices at GNC

September 28th, 2017

September 2017: A federal judge stayed the proceedings in this case pursuant to the parties’ request while they finalize the terms of a settlement agreement. April 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC in April 2016 (and amended in August 2016) for allegedly misleadingly marketing the existence, nature, and amount of discounts

GNC L-Glutamine Dietary Supplements

December 5th, 2016

In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively marketing L-Glutamine Pro Perforamnce® dietary supplements – including L-Glutamine Powder 5000, L-Glutamine 1500, RapidDrive Glutamine 2500 Power Chew,and RapidDrive Glutamine 5000 – as having “Anti-Catabolic Effects,” “Support[ing] Muscle Function,” and “Support[ing] Faster Recovery After Workouts” when, in reality, such claims are false

GNC’s TriFlex Supplements

November 13th, 2014

September 2013: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit against GNC. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. July 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively marketing its TriFlex supplements.  The plaintiffs allege that GNC markets TriFlex, which consists primarily of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, as a supplement that

GNC’s Arginine Supplements

July 15th, 2014

May 2014: A federal judge dismissed this class-action lawsuit against GNC finding that the amount in controversy did not exceed $5 million, as required under the Class Action Fairness Act. August 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC in August 2013 for allegedly falsely advertising its Arginine supplements (Pro Performance Rapid Drive Arginine 5000,

GNC Zero Impact Meal Bar

November 20th, 2013

In November 2013, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against GNC and Vital Pharmaceuticals. The complaint, which was removed to federal court in October 2012, alleges that the companies misleadingly label the ZERO IMPACT High Protein Meal Bars as having “zero impact” when, in reality, the companies knew that each bar contains a

OxyElite Pro

April 27th, 2018

2015: The Campos and Mazzeo cases were dismissed because both cases (Campos and Mazzeo) were resolved pursuant to the settlement in Velasquez et al v. USPLabs, LLC et al. For more information about the settlement, click here. December 2013: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against USPLabs regarding its advertising of the OxyElite Pro brand of

Isopure Zero-Carb and Low-Carb Protein Powder

September 19th, 2017

December 2014: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. November 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Nature’s Best and GNC for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of whey protein in Isopure Zero-Carb and Low-Carb Protein Powders. The complaint alleges that the companies represent that the products are “100%

Growth Factor-9

June 29th, 2017

April 2017: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of this lawsuit. March 2015: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss this action. (Engel v. Novex Biotech, LLC et al, Case No. 15-15492, 9th Cir.) February 2015: A federal judge dismissed a false advertising class-action


July 12th, 2016

February 2016: A federal judge granted the parties’ request to enter judgment in favor of GNC pursuant to the December 2015 order because the plaintiff did not and does not intend to file an amended complaint. December 2015: A federal judge granted GNC’s motion to dismiss all of the claims. The judge dismissed claims related

Pro-Nutra Ultra Concentrated Garcinia

July 12th, 2016

March 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons have not been disclosed. November 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC and BPI Sports for allegedly falsely marketing the weight-loss dietary supplement Pro-Nutra Ultra Concentrated Garcinia. According to plaintiffs, the supplement is marketed as a “highly effective appetite suppressant, fat burner, and weight loss

Packaging of Lean Shake Products

February 2nd, 2016

In December 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively packaging GNC Lean Shake products — including Total Lean, Total Lean Advanced, and Total Lean Control and Reduce — in large, opaque containers with approximately 30% empty space in order to make consumers believe they are buying more than they actually are.

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