A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Precor, a manufacturer of exercise machines, in 2014. The complaint
, which was amended in July 2016, alleges that the company misleadingly markets the Touch Sensor Monitoring feature in treadmills as providing users with valid, accurate, and reliable heart rate results when the feature actually does not work as advertised. A federal judge allowed
the plaintiffs to file the amended complaint in September 2016, but limited
the class to those from Illinois and states with laws similar to Illinois’s, and the products to ones that will not “prolong discovery.” (Mednick et al v. Precor, Inc.
, Case No. 14-cv-3624, N. D. IL.)
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