Detroit, MI (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
The Oliver Law Group P.C., a Michigan law firm representing plaintiffs in dietary, bodybuilding, and sports supplement class action lawsuits nationwide, is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named Co-Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit involving Craze, a pre-workout dietary supplement manufactured by Driven Sports, Inc. According to an Order issued in on May 1st in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, the consolidated class action complaint alleges that Craze contains a known structural isomer of methamphetamine. Driven Sports and other Defendants allegedly failed to disclose this harmful ingredient to class members and mislabeled craze under federal and state law. (No: C 13-04830 EMC)
According to the May 1st Order, Driven Sports was facing two class action lawsuits that were pending in the Northern District of California, one of which was filed by The Oliver Law Group, along with its co-counsel firms, in October 2013. Because both of the lawsuits asserted similar claims under California’s Unfair Competition Act, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and False Advertising Law, the two complaints have been consolidated in the Northern District of California.
In October 2013, Driven Sports revealed that it had suspended production of Craze several months earlier, following media reports that questioned the safety of the supplement. According to USA Today, tests of Craze by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and a lab in Sweden had found amphetamine-like compounds in the pre-workout powder. In October 2013, an article that appeared in the Journal “Drug Testing and Analysis” reported that researchers had identified a methamphetamine-like chemical in Craze, which had never been tested in humans. The authors of the report warned that the health risks potentially associated with the ingredient were unknown, and were not mentioned on the Craze label.
(usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/15/driven-sports-suspended-production-of-craze-amid-controversy/2990161/, USA Today, October 15, 2013)
(onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dta.1578/abstract;jsessionid=51F2453D47A499A6CAA89467137D1EEE.f01t04, Drug Testing and Analysis, October 2013)
Among other things, the consolidated class action lawsuit pending in the Northern District of California points out that Driven Sports received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2014, which outlined the unlawfulness of the sale and distribution of Craze. Among other things, the letter deemed Craze adulterated because “Dendrobex,” the proprietary blend of ingredients listed on its label, had never been used in food or approved by the FDA as new dietary ingredients. Among other things, the lawsuit seeks an order enjoining Driven Sports from the unlawful conduct alleged in the complaint, as well as an award to Plaintiffs and Class Members of restitution and disgorgement.
(fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm392485.htm, FDA, April 2014)
The Oliver Law Group is dedicated to fighting to protect consumers who are harmed or misled regarding the use dietary, bodybuilding, and sports supplements
Nick Suciu is an attorney with the Oliver Law Group and has extensive experience and knowledge regarding the dietary, bodybuilding, and sports supplement industry and the science behind these supplements. Before joining the Oliver Law Group, Nick Suciu represented several dietary, bodybuilding, and sports supplements manufacturers and retailers and advised these clients in the areas of FDA regulatory, advertising and marketing law making sure the science behind these products backed up their claims. Now with the Oliver Law Group, Mr. Suciu is dedicated to fighting to protect consumers from sports nutrition and dietary supplement manufacturers who intend to mislead consumers with their claims.
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