Consumers allege Spring Valley supplement sold at Walmart has misleading labeling

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege that Walmart sells a supplement that is falsely mislabeled.

Cynthia Parker, Reba Garth, Margaret Herrin and Shirley Reinhard, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Walmart Stores Inc. over alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs purchased Spring Valley glucosamine sulfate supplements at Walmart stores for their own use. They allege the supplements are mislabeled as glucosamine sulfate "when in fact the supplements contain glucosamine hydrochloride and potassium sulfate, less expensive ingredients with no proven efficacy," the suit states.

The plaintiffs hold Walmart Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly misrepresented, omitted and concealed from consumers material facts relating to the ingredients, quality and characteristics of its supplements, including that they contained glucosamine hydrochloride rather than glucosamine sulfate.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award all actual, general, special, incidental, pecuniary, statutory, punitive and consequential damages; pre- and post-judgment interest; attorneys’ fees and costs; grant such further relief that the court deems appropriate. 

They are represented by Eric S. Johnson, Paul J. Hanly Jr. and Mitchell M. Breit of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC in New York and Gregory F. Coleman, Mark E. Silvey and Adam A. Edwards of Greg Coleman Law PC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 4:18-cv-00465-JAR

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