OxyELITE, Jack3d, and VERSA-1
October 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved a $2,000,000 settlement of a class-action lawsuit against USPlabs and GNC. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, alleges that the companies falsely and misleadingly marketed weight-loss supplements– including OxyELITE Pro, Versa-1, and Jack3d – as safe and effective when, in reality, the companies did not have support for such claims and the supplements actually contain dangerous ingredients, such as DMAA and aegeline. According to the settlement terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a $35 refund for every OxyELITE Pro product purchased, $20 for every Jack3d product purchased, and $20 for every VERSA-1 product purchased. A hearing for final approval is scheduled for February 26, 2015. (Velasquez et al v. USPlabs, LLC and GNC Corporation, Case No. 13-cv-00627, N. D. FL.).
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