Consumers Denied Cert. In False Ad Suit Over Diet 'Crystals'

By Emily Field (September 10, 2018, 10:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday declined to certify a class of consumers alleging that now-defunct Sensa falsely advertised its weight-loss "crystals," which were meant to be sprinkled on food and purportedly caused users to feel full, pointing to issues with an arbitration clause posted on its website.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino said the arbitration clause on the website states that all buyers agreed to arbitrate their claims on an individual basis, and that about 84 percent of purchases made through the proposed five-year class period were made through the website. If the class were certified, the court would...

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