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CCA Industries settles Mega-T suit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The marketer of Mega-T brand weight-loss supplements sets aside $2.5 million to distribute among consumers who purchased Mega-T brand products between Sept. 29, 2005, and June 9, 2010. The Common Fund settles a class action lawsuit brought by Denise Wally in California's Superior Court for Los Angeles County. Wally alleged the firm falsely advertised that the supplements would "reduce food cravings," help consumers "lose up to 20 lbs" and enable consumers to burn belly fat without diet or exercise. Consumers who bought any of the supplements in the settlement, including Mega-T Ultra, Mega-T Plus, Mega-T Effervescent, Mega-T Green Tea dietary supplement and Mega-T Dietary Supplement products, could receive up to $60 or more if they submit a claim form. CCA Industries does not admit any guilt or wrongdoing in the settlement. FTC often penalizes weight-loss product makers for claiming products help consumers lose weight without exercise (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 22, 2010, In Brief)

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