J&J Misled On Viactiv's Vitamin D Content, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals LLC is facing a proposed class action alleging its chewable calcium supplements Viactiv Plus D contain almost twice as much vitamin D as advertised, according to a motion to remove the case to New Jersey federal court filed Wednesday.

Plaintiff Harold Hoffman says McNeil advertises that the supplements contain 1,000 international units of vitamin D-3 when in fact they contain 1,822 units of the vitamin. He says the company took customers’ “hard-earned” money in exchange for the promise of reliable quality,...
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