SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against NBTY Inc. and Nature's Bounty Inc., alleging the defendants' vitamin product falsely claims it supports skin and hair health.
Rosa Alvarez filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 22, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the defendants. She alleges that they made false representations to the public regarding their health products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered damages from being misled into purchasing biotin supplements. The plaintiff holds NBTY Inc., and Nature's Bounty Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly made false claims regarding the health benefits of their biotin products. The complaint says the mega dose of biotin contained in their product does not provide any benefit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks restitution and disgorgement and injunctive relief. She also wants the defendant ordered to engage in a corrective advertising and seeks all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by Patricia Syverson and Manfred P. Muecke of Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint P.C. in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00567-BAS-BGS