TINA.org investigated Jeunesse Global, a Florida-based multilevel marketing company that sells skin care products and supplements, and found that the company used unsubstantiated disease-treatment claims to market its products, and atypical income claims to recruit distributors.
- Notified company of findings
- Filed complaint with FTC
- Filed complaint with FL attorney general
- Objected to class-action settlement
The DSSRC closes an investigation into Jeunesse and issues a case decision finding that the company uses atypical earnings claims about its business opportunity, including the ability to earn $100,000 a month. According to the DSSRC, the company removed several Facebook posts and YouTube videos at issue. The DSSRC closed its investigation and said it would continue to check on the status of a remaining video that was marked private rather than removed.
After a Final Fairness Hearing, the Aboltin Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement.
The Court in the Aboltin case grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement agreement.
TINA.org files a brief as amicus curiae opposing the proposed settlement reached in the Aboltin case, as well as a Motion for Leave to file the brief.
The parties in the Aboltin case reach a settlement agreement
As part of its investigation into DSA-member companies, TINA.org notifies Jeunesse that it is still using false and unsubstantiated income claims.
A class-action lawsuit is filed against Jeunesse alleging that the company defrauds distributors by operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The case is called Aboltin v. Jeunesse.
Despite the company’s pledge to ramp up its compliance program, numerous deceptive health and income claims made about the Jeunesse business opportunity and product lines still exist on the Internet three weeks after TINA.org’s warning letter. Accordingly, TINA.org sends complaint letters to the Federal Trade Commission and Florida Attorney General urging them to investigate Jeunesse and bring prompt enforcement action.
TINA.org sends a warning letter to Jeunesse regarding the deceptive health and income claims being made about the Jeunesse business opportunity and product lines, and asking that the company remedy the deceptive marketing immediately.
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July 2019: This case was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. June 2019: Jeunesse filed a motion to…
March 2019: The objector voluntarily dismissed the appeal, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Appellate Case No. 19-10125, 11th Cir.) January 2019: A federal judge granted final approval…
Jeunesse Pyramid Scheme Claims
December 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not…
May 2017: The remaining named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. March…