LOS ANGELES – A woman has filed a class-action suit against the makers of a digestive health product over claims it does not work as advertised.
Marilyn Cochoit filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated and the general public on July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Schiff Nutrition International Inc., Schiff Nutrition Group Inc., Ganeden Biotech Inc. and Reckitt Benckiser LLC
fraud, unfair competition and false advertisement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was deceived into buying Schiff Digestive Advantage Gummies with Ganaden BC30, which was advertised that it could help with better digestion. The plaintiff holds Schiff Nutrition International Inc., Schiff Nutrition Group Inc., Ganeden Biotech Inc. and Reckitt Benckiser LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly claimed that their product could help with digestion, but a study showed that the BC30 could not germinate under conditions found in the human gut, rendering it useless.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award damages to plaintiff, restitution and disgorgement, award declaratory and injunctive relief, order the defendant to engage in a corrective advertising, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Ronald A. Marron, Skye Resendes and Michael T. Houchin of The Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-01371-CJC-KES