September 2013: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to the named plaintiff’s claims and When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed.
July 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Vitamin Shoppe for allegedly falsely advertising its Betaine HCI product. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that The Vitamin Shoppe market the product as consisting of betaine hydrochloride from “sugar beets” when, in reality, betaine hydrochloride can only be created synthetically and is not naturally derived. (Womack et al. v. Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc. a/k/a The Vitamin Shoppe, Case No. 13-cv-01554, S.D. Cal.)