$38M Fine For Diet Claims Is Excessive, High Court Told

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 3:08 PM ET) -- A weight-loss guru who was fined $37.6 million for making misleading statements about a dieting strategy in order to sell books has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, arguing the penalty exceeds any unjust enrichment he may have received.

Kevin Trudeau filed the petition for writ of certiorari on June 28, claiming that an Illinois district court abused its power when it issued the fine based on how much consumers calling an 800-number advertised in his infomercials spent on his book “The Weight...
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