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
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:
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
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.
November 15th, 2017
Class action against Kyani includes unknown top distributors.
November 14th, 2017
Pyramid scheme claims against MLM companies on the rise.
November 7th, 2017
Since 2017, LuLaRoe has been hit with multiple lawsuits regarding its business practices. Federal class-action lawsuits allege that LuLaRoe is a pyramid scheme. The Attorney General of Washington filed a lawsuit against LuLaRoe, its founders, and one of its promoters in Washington state court in 2019 alleging that the company is a pyramid scheme. (The
November 2nd, 2017
Federal class-action lawsuit turns up heat on Jeunesse.
October 20th, 2017
Latest class action slams LLR’s “bait-and-switch” return policy.
June 22nd, 2017
Class-action lawsuit alleges top distributors feed off the money paid by recruits.
January 5th, 2017
Lawsuit alleges Jeunesse is preying on Chinese-American immigrants.
December 16th, 2016
MADISON, CONN. December 16, 2016 – Vemma Nutrition, an Arizona-based multi-level marketing (MLM) company that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a pyramid scheme in a lawsuit filed last year, has reached a $238 million settlement with the agency that bans its recruitment-focused business practices. Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) first warned consumers about the energy drink and dietary
September 6th, 2016
Company struggled under court-mandated customer-focused business structure.
August 3rd, 2016
Few Jeunesse products are ever sold to anyone but distributors, lawsuit contends.
November 30th, 2015
The court left little doubt about this company’s business operations.
September 18th, 2015
See the FTC’s track record when it comes to pyramid cases.
September 10th, 2015
Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief FTC’s Ex Parte Application for TRO with Asset Freeze Memo in Support of FTC’s Ex Parte Application for TRO with Asset Freeze Court Order Filed Under Seal Pyramid Scheme Expert’s Declaration TINA.org’s Declaration Proposed Preliminary Injunction Order with Asset Freeze & Appointment of Permanent Receiver FTC’s Notice
August 26th, 2015
Ad Watchdog’s Investigation Spurs FTC Action MADISON, CONN. August 26, 2015 — Vemma Nutrition, an Arizona-based dietary supplement and energy drink company, was quietly shut down by the Federal Trade Commission after the agency filed a complaint under seal accusing Vemma of running an illegal pyramid scheme. The FTC’s actions come after consumer advocacy organization,
March 31st, 2015
More needs to be done to shut down pyramid schemes.
October 8th, 2013
Here’s a list of some key cases.