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P&G Agrees To Pay Up To $30M To End Probiotic False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (October 2, 2017, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Procter & Gamble has agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle a long-running class action lawsuit claiming the company falsely advertised its probiotic supplement Align as “clinically proven” to promote digestive health, according to a Friday filing in Ohio federal court.

The proposed deal comes after seven years of litigation and months of negotiations with a mediator, according to Align buyers Dino Rikos, Tracey Burns and Leo Jarzembrowski, who urged U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black to preliminarily approve the settlement.

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Case Information

Case Title

Rikos v. Procter & Gamble Company

Case Number



Ohio Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Timothy S. Black

Date Filed

April 15, 2011

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