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NPA asks FDA to help curb lawsuits over caloric values of BCAAs

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association has asked FDA to clarify that the minor amount of calories contributed by certain amino acids do not need to be reported on labels. Publication of an official enforcement discretion would forestall frivolous lawsuits,...

Court dismisses Hi-Tech vs Pieter Cohen suit

Court dismisses Hi-Tech vs Pieter Cohen suit

By Stephen Daniells

A District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed a suit by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc, against Dr Pieter Cohen and three other researchers seeking $200 million in damages.

Prolific class action law firm sued for alleged racketeering

Prolific class action law firm sued for alleged racketeering

By Hank Schultz

The firm of prominent attorney Jonathan Emord on behalf of a client has filed a lawsuit against Newport Trial Group, a California law firm noted for its numerous class actions. The suit charges NTG with malicious prosecution and violations of federal...

Coca-Cola to settle some Vitaminwater deceptive advertising lawsuits

Settlement offers injunctive, but not monetary, relief (Coke required to amend labels but consumers won't get any money)

Coca-Cola agrees to settle 'copycat' Vitaminwater deceptive advertising lawsuits, but CSPI still on the warpath

By Elaine Watson

Coca-Cola has agreed to settle a series of 'copycat' lawsuits accusing it of deceptively marketing Vitaminwater. But the lawsuit that inspired them all - filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 2009 - is still pending, as the...

In 2011, there were 1,079 Prop 65 notices filed, 132 of which were against supplement companies. In 2010, there were 788 notices filed, 172 of which were against supplement companies. So far in 2012, there have been 564 notices filed, 51 of which are against supplement companies...

ANH-USA seeks support for Prop 65 replacement

By Elaine WATSON

While many companies targeted with Prop 65 notices end up settling because they cannot afford to mount a defense, a significant proportion of cases filed by one key plaintiff have been dropped when companies have chosen to defend themselves, says the...

GNC: 'There is also no scientific/medical evidence that demonstrates any causal link between DMAA and any adverse medical condition, let alone a death'

GNC, Cellucor and Woodbolt targeted in new DMAA lawsuit

By Elaine Watson

GNC, Cellucor Sports Nutrition and others have been accused of misleading consumers over the source, regulatory status and safety of the controversial stimulant DMAA (1,3 Dimethylamylamine) in a new class action lawsuit filed in California.


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