Wellnx Strikes Deal In Diet Products Marketing Fraud MDL

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Dietary supplement developer Wellnx Life Sciences Inc. and other defendants in multidistrict litigation over alleged false labeling and advertising reached a settlement with consumers Wednesday in Massachusetts, agreeing to refund purchasers of the weight loss products at issue.

Seeking conditional approval of a settlement that would resolve all cases in the MDL, consumers said that Wellnx and certain manufacturers of its products would pay a $14 per unit refund, up to a maximum of two units, to each member of a proposed settlement class who submits a valid claim.

The plaintiffs had accused Wellnx and others of making unsubstantiated, false and...

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