SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer alleges a joint health product's benefits are falsely advertised.

Marilyn Spencer filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Premier Nutrition Corp., formerly known as Joint Juice Inc., alleging violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that she and those similarly situated consumers were enticed to purchase defendant's Joint Juice Products by its deceptive claim that the dietary supplement will support and nourish cartilage, lubricate joints, and improve joint comfort. However, the products allegedly do not perform as advertised because despite defendant’s claims, glucosamine, alone or in combination with other ingredients, is not effective in providing the claimed joint health benefits.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment in her favor, declare case as a class action, designate plaintiff as class representative and her counsel as class counsel, ordering defendant to pay damages, punitive and statutory damages, injunctive relief, corrective advertising, attorneys' fees, costs, interest and further relief as may be just. She is represented by Timothy G. Blood, Leslie E. Hurst and Thomas J. O'Reardon II of Blood Hurst & O'Reardon LLP in San Diego, Todd D. Carpenter of Carson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter LLP in San Diego, Adam J. Levitt and Edmund S. Aronowitz of Grant & Eisenhofer PA in Chicago and Joseph J. Siprut of Siprut PC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-07090

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