Nivea Maker Hit With Suit Over Anti-Cellulite Claims

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 2:15 PM EST) -- A California woman has lodged a putative class action that alleges Nivea maker Beiersdorf North America Inc. made false claims about its anti-cellulite products, saying no reliable studies show the products' active ingredients deliver the results promised in advertising.

Patricia Wiener filed a complaint Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of consumers in California who have used the Wilton, Conn.-based company's products, including the Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite gel cream and patches.

According to the complaint, Beiersdorf engaged in a systematic...
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