SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Blood Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP in its capacity as the Court-appointed Class Counsel in Dremak v. Iovate Health Sciences Group, Inc., No. 3:09cv01088 (S.D. Cal).
This lawsuit claims that the companies that marketed and sold certain Hydroxycut weight loss products misrepresented that the products were clinically proven to be safe and effective for weight loss. Defendants deny all allegations and wrongdoing. The parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit in the interest of serving customers and to resolve the ongoing litigation. The court did not determine which party was correct.
The Settlement Class includes all persons who purchased one of the following Hydroxycut weight loss products in the United States between May 9, 2006 and May 1, 2009. Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets, Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut Liquid Shots, Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets, Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink), Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets, Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed, Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets, Hydroxycut 24, Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets, Hydroxycut Carb Control, Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix), and Hydroxycut Natural. The Class does not include anyone with a personal injury claim arising from the use of one of the above listed products. This settlement only covers the economic loss for the purchase of the products listed above.
The settlement provides a fund of $20 million (less notice and administrative costs) to compensate Class Members. Class Members may choose either a cash payment or free product. To receive the cash or products, Class Members must send in a claim form electronically submitted or postmarked no later than May 23, 2013.
The Court will hold a hearing on April 23, 2013, to consider whether to grant final approval to the settlement. The deadline for exclusions and objections is March 22, 2013.
The Court appointed class counsel are Blood Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP and Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C.
To obtain a claim form, a detailed notice, and other documents, visit www.DietSupplementSettlement.com, or call toll-free 1-877-850-1033 or write to Hydroxycut Diet Supplement Settlement c/o Boston Financial's Settlement Administration Solutions, PO Box 9111, Canton, MA 02021-9111 or send an e-mail to Hydroxycutsettlement@bostonfinancial.com.
SOURCE The United States District Court for the Southern District of California