CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a vitamin business, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
Steffani Pratico filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Feb. 3, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. alleging the defendant falsely advertises the amount of extract hypericin inside their product.
According to the complaint, Pratico sustained monetary damages from purchasing a falsely advertised St. John's Wort extract. The plaintiff alleges Vitamin Shoppe falsely labels its product despite not having consistent amounts of an active ingredient.
Pratico seeks trial by jury, enjoin the defendant, actual damages, punitive damages, statutory damages, court costs, interest, and all further relief the court grants. She is represented by attorneys Klint L. Bruno and Michael L. Silverman of The Bruno Firm in Chicago, and by Nick Suciu III of Barbat, Mansour & Suciu PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:17-cv-00899