Fat Loss Pill Maker Defeats Cert. Bid In False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 2:22 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday denied class certification in a lawsuit alleging the fat-burning claims made by Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. for its VPX Meltdown Fat Incinerator dietary supplement are false and misleading, saying the proposed classes are too unwieldy.

Vital Pharmaceuticals, a Florida corporation that manufactures and markets the Meltdown dietary supplement, advertises that consumers can use Meltdown to burn fat and achieve rapid fat loss. Plaintiff Adam Karhu claims that the product is ineffective for its advertised purpose, and while U.S. District Judge James...
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