Diet Tea Maker Told To Cough Up $2M For False Ads

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 3:46 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered Bronson Partners LLC to pay $1.9 million in false advertising restitution in a suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission over the company's claims that its Chinese diet tea and a body patch could help consumers lose weight.

Judge Stefan Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut issued the ruling Friday, basing the restitution amount on the number of consumer dollars received by Bronson from sales of the products.

"We're very disappointed by the ruling," said Sheldon...
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