The Optimum Nutrition protein powder class action lawsuit revolves around claims that Optimum Nutrition promoted an enzyme called “Aminogen” and claimed that it could “improve protein digestion and increase amino acid levels absorbed from dietary protein.” Class members of the case claim that this statement was inaccurate and could not be back with any scientific proof. The lawsuit is entitled Attlesey et al. v. Optimum Nutrition Inc. and is based out of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Class member sin the lawsuit are defined as anyone in the US who purchased Gold Standard 100% Whey, Gold Standard 100% Casein, Gold Standard 100% Egg, Platinum Hydrowhey, NitroCore 24, Whey Gold Meal, After Max, and Pro Complex between January 1, 2008 until November 16, 2012. At this time a $1.4 million class action lawsuit settlement has been proposed but is pending a settlement fairness hearing. Class members are estimated to receive up to $48 in cash under the settlement terms. A class member can make up to three claims and receive $16.00 per claim. In order to obtain a settlement payment a person has to file a claim and have it postmarked on or before May 28, 2013. EnzymeSettlement.com provides the claim form as well as other court related documents.
The settlement fairness hearing will be held on June 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm at 600 S. Commonwealth Avenue, Dept. 308, Los Angeles, California, 90005. A class member is not required to attend the hearing to receive a settlement payment. All class members will be represented by the law firm of Beshada Farnese LLP. Beshada Farnese LLP can be reached at:
Peter J. Farnese, Esq.
Beshada Farnese LLP
10250 Constellation Blvd., 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
If a class member would rather receive a claim form by mail please call 1-877-271-1494 and ask for a Claim Form to be mailed. If you would like to opt of of the lawsuit you have until April 28, 2013 to do so.
It should be noted that Optimum Nutrition denies any actions of wrong doing and will be represented by Robert D. Phillips, Esq. Reed Smith LLP.