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Dr. Oz Settles Dietary Supplement False Advertising Action

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

In 2016, a number of plaintiffs filed a class action complaint against Dr. Oz and related corporate entities related to the promotion of products such as Labrada Garcinia Cambogia Dual Action Fat Buster and Labrada Green Coffee Bean Extract Fat Loss Optimizer as a “magic weight-loss cure” and “revolutionary fat buster.” The plaintiffs alleged that the claims lacked scientific evidence.

The matter is Woodard v. Labrada.

A deal has been reached that provides for a $5.25 million fund to pay costs, class counsel fees, class representatives, and class members that purchased the green coffee bean extract or garcinia cambogia products after viewing episodes of the The Dr. Oz Show.

The defendants have not been found liable for any wrongdoing.

At present, the litigation continues against the manufacturers of the dietary supplements.

See the joint stipulation of settlement, here.

Richard B. Newman is an attorney at Hinch Newman LLP. Email him at rnewman@hinchnewman.com.

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