GNC has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve claims that its allegedly fake sales deceived consumers into believing items were being offered at a discounted price.
The GNC class action settlement will benefit consumers who purchased an item on sale or through a promotion from GNC.com between Jan. 1, 2012 and Sept. 9, 2019. Claimants can get a $5 cash benefit or $15 voucher for future purchases—no proof of purchase required. Additionally, some consumers will get a coupon for $30 off a $100 purchase.
Class Members who made more than five purchases will need to provide proof of purchase but will be eligible for an additional $5 cash benefit or $15 voucher. This additional award will also be available for consumers who purchased more than $100 in products.
The GNC class action settlement resolved three class action lawsuits which claimed that the nutrition company used fake sales to drive purchases on its website. According to the complaints, GNC portrayed their products as on sale despite allegedly never offering their products at the higher “original” price.
The false “original” prices shown online allegedly convinced consumers that they were getting a good deal – leading them to make purchases that they otherwise would not have.
In August, GNC and the plaintiffs came to an agreement to resolve the fake sale class action. Under the fake sale class action settlement, GNC will pay into a $6 million settlement fund which will go to Class Member awards, plaintiff service awards, attorneys’ fees, and various costs.
If consumers wish to recover compensation from the GNC class action settlement, they need to file a valid Claim Form by Nov. 23, 2019. The deadline for exclusion and objection is also Nov. 23, 2019. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for Dec. 19, 2019.
Consumers who purchased an item on sale or through a promotion from GNC.com between Jan. 1, 2012 and Sept. 9, 2019.
$5 in cash or a $15 voucher for a future purchase, and a coupon for $30 off a $100 purchase. No proof of purchase is necessary if you’re claiming for one purchase!
Class Members who made more than five purchases or who purchased more than $100 in products are eligible for an additional $5 cash benefit or $15 voucher, if they provide proof of purchase.
Proof of Purchase
Proof of purchase is not required if you’re claiming for one GNC.com purchase. It is required if you wish to claim multiple purchases.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
Carter, et al. v. General Nutrition Centers Inc., et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-00633-MRH, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
UPDATE: The GNC Fake Sale Class Action Settlement was granted final approval on December 19, 2019. Let Top Class Actions know when you receive a check or voucher in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
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