Pharmavite Ducks Class Cert. In Vitamin Supplement Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday refused to certify a class action over Pharmavite LLC’s vitamin E supplement heart health claims, saying the lead plaintiff’s close relationship with proposed class counsel and significant gaps in her testimony raise credibility and standing concerns.

U.S. District Court Judge George H. King expressed skepticism over plaintiff Rebecca Bohn’s suitability to lead a class of plaintiffs suing Pharmavite over allegations that the company deceptively marketed its vitamin E supplements as beneficial to maintaining a healthy heart despite purported clinical evidence that...
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