PITTSBURGH – A Lompoc, Calif., man is suing GNC after allegedly discovering illegal substances in supplements purchased from the business.
Kyle Eager filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against General Nutrition Corp. alleging unfair trade practices.
Eager, a client of GNC, purchased supplements from the company that had specific ingredients listed on the ingredient list, the complaint states.
He became aware of two substances -- picamilon and BMPEA -- which had been added to the supplements without the information being disclosed on the ingredient list, the complaint says.
The complaint states that these two substances are illegal in the U.S. He is suing the corporation for failure to disclose such important information to consumers, alleging that it was a violation of trade practice legislation.
Eager is seeking compensation for all damages and risks which he was exposed to, as well as legal fees. He is represented by Shanon J. Carson of Berger and Montague PC in Philadelphia; Eric H. Gibbs, David Stein, Elizabeth A. Kramer and Steve Lopez of Girard Gibbs in San Francisco; and by Adam M. Moskowitz of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton LLP of Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-01642