Judge Rejects Cobra Sex Supplement Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California on Monday rejected a woman's bid to certify a class of consumers alleging Natural Balance Inc.'s Cobra Sexual Energy does not have the aphrodisiac effects advertised and poses an array of serious health risks.

The fight against Natural Balance does not satisfy the typicality and adequacy requirements for class certification because named plaintiff Eileen Peviani purchased Cobra for her husband and never consumed the product herself, Judge Anthony Battaglia ruled.

Peviani filed the putative class action in November, alleging that Cobra,...
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