CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois man is suing a vitamin supplements company, alleging certain of its products are misrepresented as being made in the United States.
Michael Ohlman of Riverside, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Jan. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Continental Vitamin Co., alleging violations of consumer protection statutes in Illinois and several other states.
The suit alleges Continental Vitamin, which manufactures vitamin supplements such as Superior Source 100% daily value multivitamin, markets and represents certain of its products as being made in the U.S. when, in fact, these products contain substantial ingredients sourced outside the country.
Ohlman and others in the class seek more than $5 million in injunction, compensatory and punitive damages, plus attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorney John E. Norris of Davis & Norris in Birmingham, Alabama, and by attorneys 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-00919