GNC sued over aloe vera gel

by Wadi Reformado |
May 1, 2017, 9:11am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against General Nutrition Corp., alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation over an aloe vera product.

Thera Lambert of Crete, Illinois, filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, March 21 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against General Nutrition Corp., alleging false claims regarding the actual ingredient used for its products.

According to the complaint, Lambert suffered monetary damages from being misled into purchasing a falsely advertised aloe vera product. The plaintiff alleges General Nutrition said that its product is made of 99 percent aloe vera gel despite it actually containing no aloe vera.

Lambert seeks trial by jury, actual damages, statutory damages, restitution, all legal fees, interest and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys Katrina Carroll, Kyle A. Shamberg and Ismael T. Salam of Lite DePalma Greenberg LLC in Chicago and other legal teams.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:17-cv-02149

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