A class action lawsuit has been filed against a dietary and herbal supplement maker alleging the company was exploiting Vietnamese people with outrageous claims to cure serious illnesses, according to Legal News Line.
Long Nguyen, Thuy Tranand Luong Tran filed the complaint on behalf of themselves and other individuals who were exposed to the advertisements of Lotus by Johnny Dung Inc., formerly known as Jade Lotus Way Inc. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and cites the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and False Advertising Law.
According to the complaint, the defendant ran commercials for its dietary and herbal supplements in Vietnamese language, and made claims that the products could cure asthma, kill cancer and strengthen the immune system by 900 percent.
Those suing Lotus by Johnny Dung Inc., say the company’s outrageous claims are misleading and prey on a lesser-educated population. They are requesting a trial by jury and seek damages. They are also asking that the company be ordered to engage in a corrective advertising campaign.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) want consumers to report dietary supplements that make outlandish claims or if they suffer side effects while taking these products because the government holds companies accountable for making baseless claims about products marketed as dietary supplements.
Legal News Line