GNC, the nutrition and supplement supplier found itself in hot water this year. The company was accused of having “phantom markdowns” in order to boot sales. What is a phantom markdown? It is when a company claims an item has a hyper exaggerated regular price, but have market it down to a purported sale price. Obviously, this practice is misleading and unfair to consumers. Something that is illegal under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the state where the original lawsuit was filed. Two other suits were filed in California, which has a similar law. All three suits were consolidated and GNC agreed to a $6 million settlement. Any class member that filed a claim can choose between a $5 cash payout or $15 online voucher to use on GNC’s website.
Earlier This Year
Earlier this year, GNC was in trouble for misleading customers to belive their products were FDA approved. As it turns out, they were not. Because of this, the company needed to put a disclaimer on the label of their products. While they did put a disclaimer on some of the products, they weren’t easily found. The company had the disclaimers hidden, on the back of the labels or failed to have them on the product at all. So far, GNC has not had a good year when it comes to gaining consumer trust.
Affected by A Companies Negligence?
If a major corporation has taken advantage of your trust, you need an attorney. A company being misleading is a serious matter and if you feel like you have been a victim of unfair trade practices, you should contact a law firm experienced in fighting for the people to protect them form big corporate interests. Begum Law Group is an experienced class action law firm who will be able to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact The Texas Law Giant for your free consultation at our office phone number or reach out to us online.