Calif. Jury Clears Hyland's In $255M False Ad Trial

By Bonnie Eslinger (September 18, 2015, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Friday cleared Hyland's Inc. in a $255 million nationwide class action that alleged the company misled tens of thousands of purchasers into believing their homeopathic products were effective for various ailments.

The representative class of purchasers of seven products claim that Hyland's, through its marketing and packaging, misrepresented its products as effective for allergies, leg cramps, migraines and sleeplessness, among others. The plaintiffs sought full refunds, totaled at $255 million.

On Friday, a jury of six women and three men found that with regard to the 10 Hyland's products targeted, there was not a breach of...

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