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LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme Allegations

October 22nd, 2019

October 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed . August 2019: The named plaintiffs moved to voluntarily dismiss this action in order to immediately appeal the July 2019 arbitration order. July 2019: A federal judge ordered the named plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims, finding the arbitration agreement to be valid and enforceable, but indicated that the


Nerium Pyramid Scheme Claims

October 1st, 2019

September 2019: The named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the September 2018 and August 2019 court orders. (Case No. 19-11048, 5th Cir.) August 2019: A federal judge reopened the case and clarified that the September 2018 order compelled arbitration on an individual basis. The case was stayed and administratively closed pending the outcome


MarketAmerica: Pyramid Scheme Claims

October 1st, 2019

September 2019: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in North Carolina. (Case No. 19-cv-954, M. D. NC.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against multilevel marketing company MarketAmerica, its founder, nineteen top level executives, and twenty-seven top distributors alleging that the company operates an illegal pyramid scheme in which


Jeunesse Global Pyramid Scheme Claims

July 31st, 2019

July 2019: This case was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. June 2019: Jeunesse filed a motion to compel arbitration. April 2019: The stay in this case was lifted. Plaintiffs have until May 6, 2019 to file an amended complaint. March 2019: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the appeal, the reasons for which have


Premier Financial Alliance Pyramid Scheme Claims

June 12th, 2019

May 2019: A federal judge dismissed the claims against National Life Insurance Company, National Life Holding Company, and NLV Financial Corporation for lack of personal jurisdiction and the claims against Life Insurance Company of the Southwest for failure to state a claim. Plaintiffs have until August 2, 2019 to file an amended complaint consolidating this


Premier Financial Pyramid Scheme Claims

June 12th, 2019

May 2019: Premier Financial and some of the other defendants filed a motion to compel arbitration or, if the judge does not compel arbitration, to transfer the Wang and Chen cases to a court in Georgia. Plaintiffs have until August to file an amended complaint consolidating this case with a similar case Chen v. Premier


Kyani Pyramid Scheme Claims

May 9th, 2019

May 2019: The appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was stayed pending a decision from the Idaho state appeals court. January 2019: Plaintiffs in the Idaho case filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the Court’s decision to compel arbitration. December 2018: The Idaho state court granted defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration. July 2018:


LifeVantage Pyramid Scheme Claims

August 8th, 2018

August 2018: The case was transferred to a court in Utah. (Case No. 18-cv-621, D. UT.) January 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against LifeVantage (a multi-level marketing company that sells dietary supplements), its CEO, and two other top-level executives for allegedly operating an illegal pyramid scheme in which individuals only make money by recruiting


Sunrider Pyramid Scheme Claims

June 4th, 2018

June 2018: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the May 2018 summary judgment ruling and judgment dismissing the claims. (Case No. 18-55705, 9th Cir.) May 2018: A federal judge granted the company’s motion for summary judgment finding that the remaining claims were time barred by the statute of limitations (i.e., a statute


LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme Claims

January 30th, 2018

January 2018: The Atkinson, Berry, Haskett, and Rocke cases were voluntarily dismissed. The named plaintiffs in the cases were added to the January 2018 complaint in Lemberg v. LuLaRoe. October/November 2017: Four class-action lawsuits were filed against LuLaRoe for allegedly failing to disclose that it operates an illegal pyramid scheme. The complaints claim that the


Jeunesse Pyramid Scheme Claims

January 2nd, 2018

December 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. October 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Jeunesse, a Florida-based skin care and supplement multilevel marketing company, along with its founders, a top executive, and various high-level distributors, alleging that the company operates an illegal pyramid scheme.


Young Living

October 31st, 2019

October 2019: A federal magistrate judge recommended that the district court deny the motions to compel arbitration concluding that, because the Arbitration Clause and the Forum Selection Clause conflicted, there was no “meeting of the minds” (a contract law doctrine requiring parties to agree to the same terms, conditions, and subject matter to form a


WorldVentures

October 22nd, 2019

October 2019: An arbitrator dismissed the arbitration concluding that the arbitration agreement was illusory. Later in the month, a federal judge granted the parties’ motion to lift the stay and reopen the case. September 2018: A federal judge stayed this action and administratively closed the case pending the outcome of arbitration. August 2017: The case


LuLaRoe’s Return Policies

October 1st, 2019

September 2019: One of the named plaintiffs (Lemberg) resolved and voluntarily dismissed her claims against the defendants. January 2019: An arbitrator concluded that the plaintiffs cannot arbitrate their claims as a class but that they can arbitrate their individual claims. April 2018: A federal judge concluded that the arbitration provisions within the company’s retailer agreements


AdvoCare

August 5th, 2019

July 2019: A federal judge dismissed plaintiffs’ RICO allegations. To read the full decision, click here. Later in July, plaintiffs amended their complaint to similarly allege that Advocare operated a pyramid scheme prior to July 2019. October 2018: The claims against the six distributor defendants were dismissed because they were not named in the amended


MarketAmerica

May 9th, 2019

April 2019: The California case was transferred to a court in North Carolina where an order granting MarketAmerica’s petition to compel arbitration was filed in a related case (Market America, Inc. et al v. Yang et al, Case No. 17-cv-897, M. D. NC.) earlier in the month. (Yang et al v. Market America, Inc. et


Jeunesse Global

March 19th, 2019

March 2019: The objector voluntarily dismissed the appeal, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Appellate Case No. 19-10125, 11th Cir.) January 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. That same month, an objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the final approval of the settlement. December 2018: A federal


Stream Energy and Ignite

November 30th, 2018

October 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. June 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may choose to receive a cash payment in the amount of 20% of the difference between the total amount they


Bitconnect

November 15th, 2018

November 2018: This action was transferred to a court in Florida. (Case No. 18-cv-81549, S. D. FL.) February 2018: A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against one of the defendants (Maasen) requiring him to disclose all Bitcoin and other wallet addresses (which are used to send and receive digital currency), allowing him to use


Bitconnect’s Marketing Representations

November 15th, 2018

October 2018: The case was transferred from a court in Minnesota to a court in Florida. (Case No. 18-cv-81329, S. D. FL.) January 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bitconnect for allegedly making deceptive representations and failing to adequately disclose important information about its “online investment scheme” in which investors exchange Bitcoin for Bitconnect



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