GNC, USPlabs Settle Class Action Over Recalled Supplements

Law360, Miami (September 23, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT) -- GNC Holdings Inc. and manufacturer USPlabs LLC agreed Monday to pay $2 million to settle a class suit in Florida over the sale of since-recalled diet supplements that have been linked to liver damage.

In a motion filed in the Northern District of Florida, the plaintiffs asked the court to sign off on the deal, which will provide reimbursements for consumers who bought USPlabs' OxyElite Pro and Jack3d lines of products.

The lawsuit claims that GNC sold the supplements, which contain dimethylamylamine, better known as DMAA, and aegeline, despite widespread reports that the products cause severe liver damage.

"Plaintiffs' counsel has...

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