December 2015: A federal judge granted GNC’s motion to dismiss all of the claims. The judge dismissed claims related to Staminol being used as a product to treat prostate and urinary issues because the complaint did not allege that the named plaintiff purchased the product for such purposes. In addition, a California state law claim was dismissed without prejudice because the named plaintiff failed to allege a “plausible” claim.
November 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC (and transferred to another court in January 2015) for allegedly falsely representing that Staminol, a dietary supplement for men, increases male sexual performance and vitality and treats prostate and urinary flow issues without scientific evidence to support such claims and without FDA approval. (Vigil et al v. General Nutrition Corporation, Case No. 15-cv-00079, S. D. CA.).
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.