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Pharmavite, TripleFlex, NatureMade, BJ Glucosamine Supplement Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action brought against Pharmavite alleging that its glucosamine and/or chondroitin products are labeled in a way that is deceptive and misleading, did not provide the benefits advertised, and did not have scientific evidence to back up its claims. The class action does not contend that the products are unsafe or make any claims about their safety. The products are sold under the brand names TripleFlex, NatureMade, and Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) and include the following:

TripleFlex products, all versions of the following, regardless of the number of tablets per bottle:

  • TripleFlex
  • TripleFlex 50+
  • TripleFlex LSG (Liquid Soft Gels)
  • TripleFlex Mood & Joint
  • TripleFlex Bone & Joint
  • TripleFlex Rapid Relief
  • TripleFlex Rapid Relief B/B
  • TripleFlex Rapid Relief T/P
  • TripleFlex with Vitamin D3
  • TripleFlex Triple Strength
  • TripleFlex Triple Strength B/B
  • TripleFlex Triple Strength Twin Pack
  • TripleFlex Triple Strength LSG (Liquid Soft Gels)
  • TripleFlex Triple Strength with Vitamin D3
  • TripleFlex Double Strength (formerly TripleFlex® Maximum Strength)

NatureMade® glucosamine products, all versions of the following, regardless of the number of tablets per bottle:

  • Glucosamine 500 mg Tablet
  • Glucosamine 1000 mg Tablet
  • Glucosamine with Vitamin D [Vitamin D3]
  • Glucosamine 1500, MSM 1000 with Vitamin D [Vitamin D3]
  • Glucosamine 500 mg Chondroitin 400 mg
  • Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM
  • Glucosamine HCL + MSM with Vitamin D [Vitamin D3]
  • Glucosamine MSM
  • Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin

Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) private label glucosamine products manufactured by Pharmavite, all versions of the following, regardless of the number of tablets per bottle:

  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin
  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Glucosamine 500mg Chondroitin 400mg
  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM
  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Glucosamine/MSM
  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Glucosamine HCL + MSM with Vitamin D [Vitamin D3]
  • Berkley and Jensen (BJ’s) Glucosamine, MSM + Vitamin D Tablet [Vitamin D3] 
Docket Number:

2:11-cv-04153-CAS-AGR

Company: Pharmavite LLC

Filing Deadline: November 13, 2017

Class Period: May 5, 2007 to June 5, 2017

Objection Deadline: November 13, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: November 13, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: December 4, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

IF YOU CHOOSE A CASH AWARD: With proof of purchase, $25 per bottle of covered product, purchased during the class period, up to $100 (four bottles) per household; without proof of purchase, $12.50 per bottle of covered product, purchased during the class period, up to $50 (four bottles) per household. Amounts are estimated, depending on number of valid claims received. IF YOU CHOOSE PRODUCT BENEFI

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you live in the US and purchased one or more of the covered products for personal use between May 1, 2007 and June 5, 2017.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Claimants may receive either (a) a payment estimated to be between $12.50 and $100 or (b) products benefits ranging from $25 to $150. Awards will vary depending on the number of valid claims received, number of products purchased, and whether proof of purchase is provided or not.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,000,000 in cash awards and $5,900,000 in product benefits

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint
Siprut PC

Claim Form: Barrera v. Pharmavite Claim Form

Case Name: Barrera v. Pharmavite LLC

Settlement Website: Barrera v. Pharmavite Website

Claims Administrator:
kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Barrera v. Pharmavite LLC Settlement Administrator
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC)
P.O. Box 404008
Louisville, KY 40233-4008
1-855-505-1300

Tags: Claims Unsupported By Scientific Evidence, Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, False Health Claims, Your Health