Kardashians named in $5 million QuickTrim lawsuit
By Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. March 5, 2012
Kim Kardashian and her sisters were hit with a $5 million lawsuit, claiming that QuickTrim diet pills are ineffective in helping people lose weight. The lawsuit must be certified by a judge as a class action complaint before it can cover more than the four original plaintiffs. This is not the first time the sisters have been sued over an endorsement deal.
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(Reuters) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and two of her sisters have been slapped with a $5 million lawsuit alleging they and the makers of QuickTrim diet pills falsely touted the product’s effectiveness for losing weight.
The proposed class action lawsuit takes aim at the sisters’ endorsement deal with the weight loss company. It was filed on Thursday in federal court in New York on behalf of four plaintiffs who used the product.
The plaintiffs, who live in New York, California and Florida, stated in their lawsuit that the claims made by QuickTrim and by the Kardashians marketing it were “false, misleading, and unsubstantiated.”
They added there was “no competent and reliable scientific evidence supporting any of these claims.”
The main ingredient in the pills is a large dose of caffeine, mixed with herbal ingredients never clinically proven as effective, the lawsuit stated
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