Target, Wal-Mart Can't Dodge Herbal Supplement MDL Claims

By Diana Novak Jones (May 19, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart must face the bulk of claims brought by consumers in multidistrict litigation over the contents of the companies' herbal supplement products, an Illinois federal judge said Friday.

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve largely denied the companies' motions to strike or dismiss the consumers' second amended complaint after finding they can rely on a study done by the New York Attorney General to pursue their claim that Target Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and herbal supplement manufacturer NBTY Inc. sold herbal supplements that do not contain what is listed on their labels.

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