Recently, the Lee Litigation Group has filed a lawsuit against Atkins claiming that their products mislead consumers through deceptive marketing. Specifically, the Atkins Class Action alleges that its food products which have low “net carbs” actually contain the sugar alcohols maltitol and maltitol syrup. Aside from the products containing these ingredients, Atkins’ online literature understates the impact of maltitol on a person’s blood sugar levels.
A full copy of the complaint has been posted here for your convenience:
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It truly is a shame that companies continue to do this to consumers. Though Atkins has helped a lot of people lose weight, if the allegations of this Atkins Class Action Lawsuit hold true, a significant amount of damage could have already been constructed by the diet company. Not only do consumers and customers opt to change their lifestyles with the Atkins name, they normally buy into the brand completely, purchasing numerous products for their name, branding, quality, and the assurance of a low carb, or carb free, product.
The fitness and weight loss industry, on the whole, is filled with scams and schemes to make a quick buck and fold fast. Consider The Consumer is not saying that Atkins is one of these companies, but with the amount of research the brand must have put into the carbohydrate and its effects, overlooking this ingredient can only be considered negligent. Again, all of these claims rely on whether or not the case will hold up.
When the case is updated we will cover it and those updates will be posted here.
We have also reached out to both the filing law firm and Atkins. When and if they respond, we will give you an update here.
If you or somebody you know is affected by these claims, please contact us immediately and tell us your story. We will be more than happy to help you make your next steps in this matter, and even address legal action.
This piece is written about a class-action lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the suit, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you have any questions concerning this process or wish to speak with a law firm that has either filed or intends to handle this matter, please feel free to contact us via email at ConsiderTheConsumer@gmail.com.