Robbie Hargett May 12, 2016, 2:51pm


CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois woman is suing the makers of vitamin supplements over allegations they misrepresent certain products.

Angel McDonnell, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 5 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Nature's Way Products LLC and Schwabe North America Inc., alleging violation of Illinois's Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and its Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, as well as violations of similar statutes in other states.

The suit alleges the defendants marketed their Alive! women's energy supplement and other vitamin supplements as being made in the U.S. However, according to the lawsuit, these products contain substantial ingredients sourced from foreign countries.

McDonnell and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunction, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys John E. Norris of Davis & Norris in Birmingham, Alabama, and Gerald Bekkerman and Jennifer Bekkerman of Bekkerman Law Offices in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division Case number 1:16-CV-05011

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