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Wellesse Glucosamine

TINA.org objected — as amicus curiae — to a class-action settlement that sought to resolve claims filed against the marketers of Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine supplements for deceptively labeling them as able to rebuild cartilage and support joint comfort without competent scientific evidence to support such claims.


Timeline

May 20, 2015: The Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement.

March 19, 2015: The Final Fairness Hearing is held in federal court.  The judge hears oral argument from both parties, as well as from TINA.org, but reserves judgment on whether or not she will approve the proposed settlement agreement.

March 4, 2015: Plaintiffs file a response to TINA.org’s opposition to the proposed settlement.

February 18, 2015: The Court grants TINA.org’s Motion for Leave to file its opposition to the proposed settlement.

February 10, 2015: TINA.org files a brief as (Latin for “friend of the courts.”) A person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit but has a significant interest in the case and offers information that may be important to the court’s determination. opposing the proposed settlement reached by the parties, as well as a Motion for Leave to file the brief.

September 15, 2014: The parties reach a settlement agreement.

March 2013: Plaintiffs file a class-action complaint (which was later amended in May).

* The above events do not represent the entire procedural history of the case, but rather only highlights some key events pertaining to TINA.org’s involvement in the case.


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Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine Supplements

May 2015: After the final fairness hearing in March, a federal judge granted final approval of this settlement. February 2015: TINA.org filed an (Latin for “friend of the courts.”) A…