Shaun Zinck Aug. 25, 2015, 11:00am

The makers of the Copper Fit athletic compression products are being sued for making false representations of the effectiveness of its products.

Debra Murphy, Robin Ferguson and Andrew Quinn filed the lawsuit on Aug. 13 in the U.S. District Court in California against IdeaVillage Products Corp.

Copper Fit is advertised as a compression garment that can provide support for muscle stiffness and works to improve oxygen to the muscles to help relieve and prevent strain and fatigue.

“Contrary to (IdeaVillages’s) representations, the Copper Fit Products do not aid in relieving pain, let alone more chronic and debilitating pain,” the lawsuit said. “In fact, clinical tests have found no meaningful therapeutic effect for copper concerning pain, inflammation, physical functioning, and stiffness beyond that of a placebo effect for patients with pain symptoms.”

The lawsuit is seeking class status for those who purchased the Copper Fit products from the company. The plaintiffs are also seeking more than $5 million in damages plus court costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Ronald A. Marron, Skye Resendes and William B. Richards of the Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron in San Diego and Antonio Vozzolo of Faruqi and Faruqi of New York.

U.S. District Court Central District of California Eastern Division case number 5:15-cv-01638.

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