California consumer accuses GNC of price scheming

By Robbie Hargett | May 4, 2016

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing an online nutritional supplements retailer, alleging it misrepresented sales and discounts.

Jenna Kaskorkis of San Diego, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 22 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against General Nutrition Centers Inc. (GNC), General Holdings Inc., and Does 1-10, alleging violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, its Unfair Competition Law, and its False Advertising Law.

The suit alleges GNC misrepresented the existence, nature, and amount of price discounts on products for sale on its website, www.gnc.com

Specifically, the suit says, GNC represented "regular prices" that were artificial, arbitrary and did not represent a real price at which GNC formerly or ever sold the product. GNC's "sale prices," in turn, did not represent actual discounts. the lawsuit states.

Kaskorkis and others in the class seek a jury trial, actual damages, restitution and disgorgement, injunctive and declaratory relief, attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Jeffrey R. Krinsk and Trenton R. Kashima of Finkelstein & Krinsk in San Diego, Tina Wolfson and Robert Ahdoot of Ahdoot & Wolfson in West Hollywood, California, and Nick Suciu III of Barbat Mansour & Suciu in Detroit.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-CV-00990-WQH-JLB

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