Supplement Maker Can't Shake Glucosamine False Ad Action

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday denied efforts by supplement maker Botanical Laboratories Inc. to dismiss a putative class action accusing it of deceiving consumers about the effectiveness of its joint health glucosamine supplements, saying the claims are not federally preempted.

U.S. District Court Judge Dana M. Sabraw determined that California's Unfair Competition Law, express warranty and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims raised by plaintiffs Ed Hazlin and Karen Albence are not based on either an interpretation or violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic...
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