September 2017: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations (i.e., that labels misleadingly state the total number of units in the container without adequately disclosing that one serving is multiple units).
August 2017: The Ninth Circuit of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of breach of contract and breach of warranty claims but reversed its dismissal of false advertising claims. The case was remanded for further proceedings. To read the full decision and learn more, click here.
July 2015: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal. (Walters v. Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc., Case No. 15-35592, 9th Cir.)
June 2015: A federal judge dismissed the case When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. To learn more about the reasons that lead to the dismissal, click here.
July 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against The Vitamin Shoppe for allegedly falsely advertising its dietary supplements, including Activated Charcoal, BioCell Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Chocolate Chews, and Vitamin C Gummies. Among other things, the complaint alleges that product labels mislead consumers by representing that supplements contain a particular amount of an active ingredient without adequately disclosing the “serving size.” (Walters et. al v. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. et. al, Case No. 14-cv-1173, D. OR.).
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