PITTSBURGH – A class-action lawsuit is being filed against a nutrition company after it was allegedly discovered that there are illegal substances in certain products.

Daniel Hubert filed a class-action lawsuit on Oct. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against General Nutrition Corp., also known as GNC, alleging deceptive trade practices and unjust enrichment.

According to the complaint, beginning in January and through May, Hubert purchased a nutritional supplement known as Mr. Hyde from GNC in Rockwall, Texas. After purchasing the product, Hubert claims he discovered that the product contained two illegal and harmful substances: Picamilon, a drug developed by the Soviet Union to address neurological disorders, and BMPEA, a substance related to amphetamines. Although GNC was not directly responsible for the inclusion of the substances, the customers who purchased the products containing the substances claim that GNC is to blame for not examining their products sufficiently and for failing to list all active ingredients

The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for all damages and expenses and are pleading disciplinary action of GNC. They are represented by D. Aaron Rihn of Roberty Peirce and Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh and others.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-01391

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