Judge Tosses Ephedra Claim

Law360, New York (June 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge overseeing the multidistrict product liability litigation over diet pills containing ephedra has bounced one of the suits, letting defendant Natural Health Trends Corp. off the hook in one of the many cases involving the controversial stimulant.

On Wednesday, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice the claim brought by Dorothy Porter against direct seller Natural Health and Kaire Inc., the brand name under which Natural Health markets its nutritional supplement products....
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