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.
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