FTC Bags $2M False Ad Win Against Diabetes Supplement Co.

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 1:31 PM ET) -- A California magistrate judge on Wednesday hit Wellness Support Network Inc. with a $2.2 million restitution order and a 20-year injunction forbidding its owners from falsely advertising diabetes treatments, citing a prolonged pattern of “serious” Federal Trade Commission Act violations.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero delivered a resounding victory to the FTC, granting its motion for summary judgment and holding Wellness owners Robert Held and his daughter Robyn Held individually liable for ill-gotten profits from online sales of the company’s “diabetes pack” and “insulin resistance...
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Case Information

Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. Wellness Support Network, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Joseph C. Spero

Date Filed

October 28, 2010

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