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U.S. District Court sanctions weight-loss supplement marketers for violating past court order


A judge in the Northern District of Georgia has found a number of defendants, comprising a larger company named Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in contempt for repeated violations of court orders prohibiting the defendants from making deceptive marketing claims about weight-loss supplements and erectile dysfunction products. As a result of the order, Hi-Tech is required to pay more than $40 million to the Federal Trade Commission.

This briefing examines the case.