Bio Trim settlement
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The marketers of glucomannan-based Bio Trim are "permanently prohibited" from making false and misleading claims about weight-loss products, FTC announces Nov. 7. A suspended judgment totaling more than $2.1 mil. in consumer injury will be due immediately if either Natural Products, Natural 4 U or their owner Ana Solkamans are found to have misrepresented their financial status. The complaint is the fifth of six "Operation Big Fat Lie" suits settled since their filing in November 2004 (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 15, 2005, p. 14 and 2"The Tan Sheet" August 1, 2005, p. 15)...
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