FTC Refunds $2M To Buyers Of Dr. Oz-Touted Supplement

Law360, New York (May 31, 2017, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has returned $1.9 million to the more than 38,000 consumers who purchased a green coffee bean extract that was promoted by television programs like "The Dr. Oz Show" but was found to be deceptively advertised by its makers, the agency said Tuesday.

Lindsey Duncan and his companies, Pure Health LLC and Genesis Today Inc., in January 2015 settled FTC allegations that they had deceptively claimed that the green coffee bean supplement would cause people to lose 17 pounds and 16 percent of their body fat in just 12 weeks without diet or exercise, and that the...

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