FTC Hits Maker Of Diet Supplement Products Over Ad Claims

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 2:24 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission sued an Arizona company on Monday for allegedly misleading consumers by hawking a supplement derived from the human placenta that the agency says falsely promises substantial and rapid weight loss and is backed by bogus testimonials.

The agency is looking to stop HCG Diet Direct LLC and head honcho Clint Ethington from selling homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, drops, under promises they can help consumers lose as much as 100 pounds and shed weight at a rate of a pound a...
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Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. HCG Diet Direct LLC et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-00015

Court

Arizona

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Neil V Wake

Date Filed

January 5, 2014

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