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LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme Claim

March 26th, 2021

Case Name (Date) Ponkey et al v. LLR, Inc. et al 21-cv-518, C.D. Cal. (March 2021) Product/Service LuLaRoe Allegations Pyramid scheme allegations Status Pending


Nerium Pyramid Scheme Claims

July 31st, 2020

June 2020: The district court case was voluntarily dismissed pursuant to the terms of a confidential settlement agreement. December 2019: The appeal was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. 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


Premier Financial Alliance Pyramid Scheme Claims

July 31st, 2020

April 2020: This case was consolidated with a related case, Wang v. Premier Financial. Plaintiffs filed a Consolidated Class Action Complaint. (In Re PFA Insurance Marketing Litigation, Case No. 18-cv-3771, N.D. Cal.) January 2020: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. December 2019: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to reconsider the January


Premier Financial Pyramid Scheme Claims

July 31st, 2020

April 2020: This case was consolidated with a related case, Chen v. Premier Financial. To learn the status of the consolidated case, click here. (In Re PFA Insurance Marketing Litigation, Case No. 18-cv-3771, N.D. Cal.) December 2019: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration and their motion to transfer the case. May


LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme Allegations

July 31st, 2020

November 2019: The named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the order dismissing the case. (Case No. 19-56295, 9th Cir.) 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


MarketAmerica: Pyramid Scheme Claims

July 31st, 2020

January 2020: A magistrate judge granted MarketAmerica’s motion to compel arbitration. October 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. September 2019: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in North Carolina. (Case No. 19-cv-954, M.D.N.C.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against multilevel marketing company MarketAmerica, its founder,


Sunrider Pyramid Scheme Claims

December 12th, 2019

December 2019: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision. 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


Young Living Pyramid Scheme Claims

December 10th, 2019

In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Young Living for allegedly operating an unlawful pyramid scheme that emphasizes recruitment of new members over the sale of products. In addition, the complaint claims that Young Living promises that its members will make money when, according to plaintiffs, a majority of members lose money. (Penhall


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


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.


AdvoCare

April 21st, 2021

Allegations: Operating a pyramid scheme and luring distributors into the scheme by telling them they can achieve financial success


WorldVentures

December 30th, 2020

December 2020: This case was automatically stayed pending the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. November 2020: The Court was notified that the arbitrator clarified the arbitration award. The judge then reopened the case pursuant to the September 2020 order and plaintiffs filed a Renewed First Amended Complaint that adds recent statements from the FTC regarding pyramid schemes.


Bitconnect

July 31st, 2020

February 2019: This case was consolidated with several related cases. (Case No. 18-cv-80086, S.D. Fl.) For more information about the consolidated case, click here. November 2018: This action was transferred to a court in Florida. (Case No. 18-cv-81549, S.D. Fla.) February 2018: A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against one of the defendants (Maasen)


Bitconnect’s Marketing Representations

July 31st, 2020

February 2019: This case was consolidated with several related cases. (Case No. 18-cv-80086, S. D. Fla.) For more information about the consolidated case, click here. October 2018: The case was transferred from a court in Minnesota to a court in Florida. (Case No. 18-cv-81329, S.D. Fla.) January 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bitconnect


BitConnect Multidistrict Litigation

July 31st, 2020

April 2020: Several of the named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal orders. March 2020: The claims against the remaining defendants were dismissed for failure to state a claim. January 2020: A federal judge denied the plaintiffs’ motion to use alternative methods to serve (or provide notice of the litigation to) defendants


MarketAmerica

July 31st, 2020

January 2020: This case was stayed pending arbitration, administratively closed, and consolidated with Market America v. Yang (Case No. 17-cv-897, M.D.N.C.). 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.


Young Living

July 24th, 2020

June 2020: This case was transferred from a court in Texas to one in Utah. (Case No. 20-cv-470, D. Utah) May 2020: The stay in this case was lifted. April 2020: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to deny arbitration. (O’Shaugnessy et al v. Young Living Essential Oils,, L.C. et



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