CytoSport Muscle Milk Powders
December 2016: A federal judge dismissed the case finding that the claims were conclusory and not plausible. 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against CytoSport for allegedly deceptively…
June 2020: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement.
March 2020: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that establishes a $12 million settlement fund that would be used to pay class members, attorneys’ fees, and incentive awards to named plaintiffs. The proposed agreement provides class members with $1 for shake products, $3 for powder products that weigh 2 ¾ pounds or less, and $5 for powder products that weight more than 2 ¾ pounds. Class members who have proof of purchase may receive a refund for every product they purchased while class members who do not have proof of purchase may receive a maximum award of $25. In addition, the company agreed to remove the challenged “lean” references from the labels of powder products and to review its manufacturing processes and protocols to minimize the variability in the amount of protein in shake products.
January 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Cytosport for allegedly falsely labeling its Muscle Milk and Lean Muscle Milk products. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company:
(Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in 2017.)
(Clay et al v. Cytosport, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-00165, S.D. Cal.).
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