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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.

Market America Takes Down Deceptive Income Claims in Response to

November 2nd, 2020

MADISON, CONN. November 2, 2020 A ( investigation has found hundreds of atypical and exaggerated income claims made by multilevel marketing company Market America on its website and social media platforms. The ad watchdog issued a warning letter alerting the MLM company to its findings and urging that it promptly remove the deceptive marketing

Greg Viegas

September 4th, 2020

A network marketing coach doesn’t deliver on his (expensive) promises.


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.

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

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,


July 31st, 2020

Prohibited income claims remain in publication despite consumer complaint to MLM’s compliance department.

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

Ad Watchdog Reports Herbalife’s Coronavirus Claims to FTC

April 28th, 2020

MADISON, CONN. April 28, 2020 – ( has filed a complaint against multilevel marketing company Herbalife with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive claims that Herbalife products can help prevent and treat the coronavirus by boosting the immune system. The ad watchdog is urging the agency to open an inquiry and take immediate

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