Hydroxycut products

Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it made false and misleading statements in its labeling and advertising regarding the effectiveness of its Hydroxycut dietary supplement products. If you purchased certain Hydroxycut products between July 20, 2008 and March 19, 2014, you could be eligible for a full refund.

Who’s Eligible

You are a Class Member of the Iovate Hydroxycut settlement if you purchased for human consumption, and not for re-sale, one or more bottles of certain Hydroxycut products in the United States from July 20, 2008 until March 19, 2014.

The specific Hydroxycut products included in the class action settlement are:

  • Pro Clinical Hydroxycut
  • Hydroxycut Max for Women
  • Hydroxycut Advanced
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore X
  • Hydroxycut Acai
  • Hydroxycut Herbal and Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine Free Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine Free Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Fiberfull Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Weight Loss Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Weight Loss Shot
  • Hydroxycut Max Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut Max Cleanse
  • Hydroxycut Cleanse,
  • Hydroxycut Complete Cleanse
  • Hydroxycut Premium Cleanse
  • Hydroxycut Green Tea
  • Hydroxycut Gummies
  • Hydroxycut Herbal
  • Hydroxycut Hoodia
  • Hydroxycut CLA
  • Hydroxycut Shape
  • Hydroxycut Sprinkles
  • Hydroxycut Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Advanced Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Bar
  • Hydroxycut RTD
  • Hydroxycut Green Coffee
Potential Award

Full refunds are available to Class Members who provide purchase receipts documenting their purchase of eligible Hydroxycut products.

Iovate has also agreed to create a Settlement Fund of $550,000 to pay Class Members who do not have a purchase receipt. Class Members who do not have a purchase receipt will be entitled to a maximum refund of two bottles of Hydroxycut purchased.

Proof of Purchase

None required. However, Class Members who have receipts from their purchase of the Iovate Hydroxycut products are eligible to receive full refunds. Class Members without proof of purchase will be eligible for a maximum refund for only two bottles of Hydroxycut purchased.

Claim Form Deadline

7/30/2014

Case Name

Garcia v. Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc., Case No. 1402915, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Barbara

Case Summary

The Iovate Hydroxycut class action lawsuit was initially filed in 2012 by a plaintiff who says he relied on allegedly false and misleading statements on labeling and in advertisements regarding the effectiveness of Hydroxycut products, and that such statements violate state consumer protection laws, the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act and warranties related to Hydroxycut. According to the Hydroxycut lawsuit, Iovate was unjustly enriched as a result of these allegedly false and misleading statements.

Iovate denies the allegations but agreed to settle the Hydroxycut class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and distraction of litigation.

Final Hearing

8/20/2014

UPDATE:  The Final Approval Hearing was moved from August 20 to November 12, 2014. As of December 2, no documents were filed with the Court regarding the outcome of this hearing. TopClassActions.com will continue to provide updates on the Hydroxycut class action settlement as we learn about them. Please check back and/or sign up for our free weekly newsletter to receive updates. 

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Hydroxycut Settlement
c/o GCG
P.O. Box 10057
Dublin, OH 43017-6657
1-877-823-7321

Class Counsel

Michael L. Kelly
KIRTLAND & PACKARD LLP

Gregory S. Weston
THE WESTON FIRM

Ronald A. Marron
LAW OFFICES OF RONALD A MARRON APLC

Defense Counsel

Scott J. Ferrell
Tyler J. Woods
David W. Reid
NEWPORT TRIAL GROUP APC

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34 Comments

  • Brian May 17, 2014

    Claim form will not load properly so it can be printed.

  • phillyrhys@gmail.com May 26, 2014

    This Happens After Trying to Submit

    An Error Has Occurred

    An unexpected error occurred on the last operation. The website administrator has been notified.

  • Linda Sam May 26, 2014

    An error had occurred is the message I received when I submitted the claim form.

  • Justin May 27, 2014

    Still not working properly. Could not submit.

  • Wakeelah May 28, 2014

    What if I’ve already filed a claim the first time this came up? Does anyone know if I would have to file it all over again?

  • nate June 3, 2014

    you may have to refile, like I did,,, just to make sure it went through.

  • Me June 5, 2014

    I can’t even print the claim form….called a week ago to have one mailed to me….nothing yet

  • Brian June 11, 2014

    Well I have tried to file online….that didn’t work. I tried to print out a claim form….that doesn’t work. I called left my address on the automated system to have a claim form mailed….nothing. I called spoke to a person to have them mail me a claim form…never showed up. I mailed a letter yesterday asking for a claim form maybe that will work? Kinda doubt it.

  • Fatima June 18, 2014

    Good replies in return of this query wkth firm arguments and describing everything onn the
    topic of that.

  • EDWARD June 24, 2014

    Unable To Submit Allways Says An Error Has Occurred

  • Brian June 25, 2014

    Finally received a claim form today

  • Maria Curran July 8, 2014

    I read about 2/3mths ago, that settlement was finally made on Eperian, about people getting bad credit reports/ or claim bankruptcy in past, and hurt them. or wrong credit info. I was involved with this and I would like some info, if started sending people money yet??? This thing started in Nov 2009. Can you tell me something, ph#, email something so I know if am going to get some cash.

    Thanks Maria

  • tom July 9, 2014

    Hi All,
    I received a claim form in the mail from a settlement company in Boston for Hydroxycut, not from GCG. Anyone else get that claim?

    • mary July 9, 2014

      Yes, Tom I received that claim form, about two weeks ago, I fill out and sent it back.

  • Jen July 28, 2014

    I also filled that second claim form out and now they sent a “notice of deficiency”. That form said one could claim up to 3 products without proof of purcahse- anyone else remember that? And now they are saying NO. What is going on here? Anyone know?

  • NATE July 28, 2014

    I received one from Boston as well, I filled it out, and mailed if off.lol

  • Fran July 31, 2014

    Unable to download form. Way to go!

  • Marlene July 31, 2014

    funny it says on the paperword that they reached a different settlement . Funny but it states on page 4 of the instructions that :”to receive cash or product unit(s) , you must complete and return a “Current Eligible Claim Form” NO LATER THEN January 13, 2015.
    Thought they closed it on July 30th?
    So looks like those of us who were waiting are going to wait even longer.
    Final hearing is scheduled for OCtober 15th 2014, at 10:00 am to decide whether to approve the selttlement.
    then it goes on to say the following : “If Judge Moskowitz approves the settlement, there may be appeals. The appeal process can take time, perhaps more then a year. Please be patient.”

    so it looks like those of us that have filed a claim (i still have 3 bottles in my cabinet) will have to wait even longer! :*(

    • Karen November 25, 2014

      Marlene, there are 2 different settlements for Hydroxycut – 1 is for purchases prior to 2009, the other goes up to a more current date…there’s a revised settlement, and I’m not sure which one it replaces .There are 2 different settlement websites from 2 different administrators. That’s what I’ve seen online so far… If I am wrong, anyone, please correct me!

      • linda November 25, 2014

        no you are not wrong.i am not understanding what is going on.what the hell happen to the first one.i am going to call tomorrow to see why this is happening.i will post update later okay.

  • cjd1467 September 18, 2014

    Update from website:

    The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 9:30 a.m. on November 12, 2014, at Department 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93121-1107.

  • Patricia September 30, 2014

    Why is this lawsuit still in the open section of Top Class: the put in a claim form has closed?

  • belindawillis October 15, 2014

    alreadyfiledclaimthefirsttimethiscameup? does anyoneknowif iwouldhavetofile itall over again?

  • belindawillis October 15, 2014

    alreadyfiledclaimthefirsttimethiscameup? does anyoneknowif iwouldhavetofile itall over again?so

    • Jim October 18, 2014

      No, you don’t have to refile.

      • jennell November 1, 2014

        Yes I made a claim about a year ago and since the settlement was re approved the information that was submitted was lost I called and asked if I have a claim on file and she told me no so I refiled and now I have a claim on file.

        • Bob November 11, 2014

          Liar

          • jennell November 20, 2014

            why Bob I have been so loyal to your responses

  • Brandi Willyard November 21, 2014

    November 12, 2014
    at 9:30 a.m. Fairness Hearing here is the pdf link (http://www.hcproclinicalsettlement.com/docs/stip.pdf ) of the court doc. that say it’s going to paid out to it’s claimiant based upon final judgment decision within 90 days of the “Final Hearing” which I’m guessing is this one right here. So, can someone a little more knowledgeable about court talk take a look at this and see when we might be getting our checks? Soon since it’s over a couple weeks ago or within like 80 more days? Plus, you can get more info if Googled Hydroxycut Fairness Hearing. If you can’t find the link provided then go to ( http://www.hcproclinicalsettlement.com/index ) And look under court documents to see final hearing court document and if you can read court mumbo jumbo, then please let us know the outcome….. THX!!

    • Top Class Actions December 2, 2014

      Brandi, please see our comment below. Nothing has been filed with the Court indicating if the settlement was approved or not. Until it is approved as final, checks will not be issued.

  • Top Class Actions December 2, 2014

    UPDATE:  The Final Approval Hearing was moved from August 20 to November 12, 2014. As of December 2, no documents were filed with the Court regarding the outcome of this hearing. TopClassActions.com will continue to provide updates on the Hydroxycut class action settlement as we learn about them. Please check back and/or sign up for our free weekly newsletter to receive updates. 

    • linda December 11, 2014

      next court date JANUARY 14, 2015

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