7th Circ. Holds Weight-Loss Huckster To $37.6M Fine

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a $37.6 million fine against weight-loss guru Kevin Trudeau, finding it was an appropriate amount in light of how much consumers had spent on his books and his violation of an agreement not to misrepresent his products.

The appeals court's decision is the latest development in a long-running saga over Trudeau's weight-loss book, "The Weight Loss Cure," that began in 2007 when the Federal Trade Commission sued Trudeau, seeking to hold him in contempt for violating the 2004 agreement....
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