GNC Dodges False Ad Suit Over Workout Stimulant

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday threw out a putative false advertising class action against General Nutrition Centers Inc. over the controversial workout-boosting supplement DMAA, ruling that the matter should be settled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Plaintiff Lynette Bates had accused GNC of breaching its warranty by stating that dimethylamylamine, which is commonly known as DMAA and is an ingredient in its C4 Extreme dietary supplement, is a natural substance derived from the geranium plant when it is really a dangerous synthetic stimulant....
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