Status & Updates

November 3, 2015: The Court issues its official Order granting final approval of the settlement.

October 30, 2015: The Court holds a final fairness hearing and grants final approval of the settlement agreement, but lowers the amount of attorney’s fees the plaintiffs counsel will receive from 33% of the settlement fund to 25% of the fund, as advocated by and AARP.

October 8, 2015: Plaintiffs and defendants file responses to objections to the proposed settlement agreement.

May 8, 2015: and AARP file a supplemental brief opposing the parties’ proposed revisions to the settlement agreement.

April 27, 2015: One month after the Court grants’s Motion for Leave, the parties file a joint motion to modify the proposed settlement agreement.  Among the minor changes made to the agreement, the parties have agreed to ban the same six specific phrases as before (“repair joints,” “repair cartilage,” “rebuild joints,” “rebuild cartilage,” “rejuvenate joints,” or “rejuvenate cartilage”) from the labeling and marketing of the supplements, but are now also banning “any version of those statements using variations of the proscribed terms (e.g., ‘repairs,’ ‘rebuilding,’ ‘rejuvenation,’ etc.).”  The injunctive relief still does not expand to synonymous language and still expires after two years.

March 26, 2015: The Court grants’s and AARP’s Motion for Leave to file their opposition to the proposed settlement.

March 11, 2015: and AARP file brief as amici curiae opposing the proposed settlement reached by the parties, as well as a Motion for Leave to file the brief.


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