Calif. residents sue homeopathic manufacturer, claim products do not work as advertised

By Hoang Tran | Oct 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A group of California residents are suing a homeopathic manufacturer for false and deceptive advertising of its products.

Plaintiffs Cynthia Hammock, Sherry Bentley and Linda Love, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated and the general public, filed a class action lawsuit on Sept. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Nutramarks Inc., Nutrapure Inc. and Nutraceutical Corporation, citing intentional and negligence misrepresentation.

The plaintiffs allege the defendants are manufacturers and distributors of the falsely- and deceptively-labeled NatraBio® products. The plaintiffs claim the products “Smoking Withdrawl,” “Leg Cramps,” "Restless Legs,” “Cold and Sinus Spray,” “Allergy and Sinus,” “Children’s Cold and Flu” and “Flu Relief Spray” do not work as advertised.

The plaintiffs also claim in their complaint that the companies did not disclose that the active ingredients in the products are diluted, thereby rendering them ineffective. Also, several of the ingredients in the NatraBio® products are artificial and/or synthetic, making claims of having only “all natural” ingredients false, the suit alleges.

The plaintiffs are asking for jury by trial and seeking an undisclosed amount of restitution for damages, lawyers' fees and court costs, and an injunction order the defendants to stop their deceptive practices and correct their mistakes and advertising.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Ronald A. Marron of the Law Offices of Ronald M. Marron in San Diego.

U.S. District Court, Southern California District Court case number 3:15-cv-02056-BTM-NLS.

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