Class Action

Doctor’s Best Joint Health Supplements

Class Action

Doctor’s Best Joint Health Supplements

December 2015: The parties agreed to dismiss the complaint When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed.

March 2015: After the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in July 2014, a federal judge dismissed some of the claims finding that the allegations were conclusory. The judge allowed the remaining claims, including false advertising allegations, to move forward. To read the full decision, click here.

June 2014: A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit claiming that Doctor’s Best misleadingly marketed various Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM supplements. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013, alleged that, among other things, the company misleadingly marketed the supplements as providing joint health benefits – including protecting cartilage and improving joint function – without scientific evidence to support such claims. The judge dismissed the complaint finding that, among other things, the plaintiffs’ claims were too general, did not identify all of the products at issue in the case, and did not specify when they relied on the company’s false statements. Plaintiffs have 21 days to refile a complaint. (Flowers et al v. Doctor’s Best, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-08174, C. D. CA.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding glucosamine supplements and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

 


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