Status & Updates
March 5, 2015: A final fairness hearing is held to evaluate the fairness of the amended settlement agreement. Judge Vincent Briccetti, who stated that he is inclined to grant approval of the agreement, requested that the plaintiffs’ attorneys provide additional documentation regarding their fees so that he can be assured the fees are reasonable. An official decision will be rendered once those documents are provided.
January 30, 2015: The parties to the lawsuit file an amended settlement agreement, which expands the terms of the injunctive relief.
November 20, 2014: TINA.org notifies court of a decision reached in the Seventh Circuit on Nov. 19 that reversed a district court’s approval of an almost identical class-action settlement. In that case, Pearson v. NBTY, Inc., the injunctive relief set forth in the settlement agreement that was ultimately rejected provided for temporary and minor word changes to the glucosamine supplement labels at issue.
November 19, 2014: TINA.org files brief as amicus curiae opposing the proposed settlement reached by the parties, as well as a Motion for Leave to file the brief.