FTC Can't Shake Relacore Maker's Settlement Pact Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Utah federal judge on Monday denied the Federal Trade Commission's motion to dismiss a declaratory suit by the makers of the dietary supplement Relacore, saying the court had jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement between the companies and the FTC. 

Basic Research LLC, owner of the companies that market Relacore and Akava, is seeking a court order clarifying the terms of a 2006 settlement that required that advertisements for the weight-loss supplements rely on "competent and reliable scientific evidence." After the FTC repeatedly denied Basic...
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