Consumer accuses vitamin supplement manufacturer of deceptive marketing

Legal News Line Aug. 8, 2016, 2:20pm


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida woman is suing a vitamin supplement manufacturer, alleging unqualified representation.

Jennifer Sweat of Lake Butler, Florida, filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, July 22 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against NBTY inc. alleging violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

According to the complaint, Sweat has suffered financial damages for paying more for the products than they were actually worth and she did not receive the benefit of her purchase. The plaintiff alleges NBTY made an unqualified representation that its products are domestically sourced and are made in the United States when this may not be the case.

Sweat seeks a trial by jury, certification this is a statewide class action, an injunction ordering NBTY to stop violating the law, actual damages, attorney fees, legal costs and such other relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by attorneys Kristan B. Rivers of Davis & Norris LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-00940

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