Costco's Joint Health Supplement Claims Bogus: Suit

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A California resident launched a putative class action Wednesday in federal court accusing Costco Wholesale Inc. of falsely advertising the joint-strengthening power of its store brand glucosamine line of joint health dietary supplements.

Through an “extensive, widespread, comprehensive and uniform nationwide marketing campaign,” Costco claims that its Kirkland Signature glucosamine products are clinically proven effective to help improve joint mobility, rebuild cartilage and improve joint function for adults of all ages with all stages of joint-related ailments, according to the complaint.

But plaintiff Cecilia Linares alleges...
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