Ex-Herbalife Sellers Fight Bid To Send $1B RICO Suit To Calif.

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Former distributors for nutrition supplement company Herbalife Ltd. urged a Florida federal court Monday to deny a bid to move their Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit, which could result in up to $1 billion in damages, to Central California, arguing Florida is the dispute's “nerve center.”

The putative class action, which alleges a conspiracy to get distributors to attend a series of costly but worthless company seminars known as the “Circle of Success,” is not based on Herbalife's distributor agreements, making forum selection clauses within the agreements inapplicable, the distributors said, and most of the transactions at issue took...

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