Various Labrada Weight-Loss Supplements
September 2018: A federal judge denied certification of the proposed settlement class and denied preliminary approval of the proposed agreement.
June 2018: The parties moved for approval of a settlement agreement that would resolve the claims against Dr. Oz, Zoco Productions, Harpo Productions, and Entertainment Media Ventures. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive a $30 refund for each product purchased (those without proof of purchase will be limited to a total refund of $90 per household). In addition, the media defendants agreed not to re-air certain episodes of The Dr. Oz Show and to remove all clips from those shows from the website.
March 2017: A federal judge dismissed claims against Sony with prejudice finding that the allegations against the company were insufficient. To read the decision and learn more about why some claims are moving forward while others are dismissed, click here.
June 2016: An amended complaint, which adds two named plaintiffs and a defendant (EMV) to the lawsuit, was filed.
February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Labrada Bodybuilding Nutrition, Dr. Oz, Harpo Productions, Sony, Naturex, and several other defendants for allegedly misleadingly marketing various weight-loss supplements – including Labrada Garcinia Cambogia DUAL ACTION FAT BUSTER, Labrada Green Coffee Bean Extract FAT LOSS OPTIMIZER, Labrada Raspberry Ketones METABOLIC ENHANCER, and Labrada FAT BUSTER FAT LOSS AID – as providing weight loss benefits when, according to plaintiffs, they actually do not provide such benefits. Plaintiffs also allege that deceptive claims about these supplements appear on The Dr. Oz Show and that Dr. Oz misleads the public about his sponsorships and affiliations on the Show. (Woodard et al v. Labrada Bodybuilding Nutrition, Inc. et al, Case No. 16-cv-189, C. D. CA.)
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.