Toxic Supplement Suit Lacks Proof, Vitamin Shoppe Says

Law360 (August 16, 2019, 6:45 PM EDT) -- An amended Illinois federal lawsuit claiming The Vitamin Shoppe sells a male supplement with harmful toxins should be permanently axed because it still lacks allegations concerning any unsafe ingredient levels and their connection to the consumer's medical problems, the New Jersey-based retailer said Friday.

Even considering consumer Harvey Mahler elected to amend and then filed a complaint nearly twice the size of his initial filing, his product liability suit still "contains the same conclusions and speculation" that do not meet pleading standards, Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. argued.

Mahler's suit alleges he purchased two bottles of "The Vitamin Shoppe One Daily Men's 50+"...

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