Texas Sues Mannatech Over Claims

by louabbott on July 6, 2007

Wall Street Journal – Published JULY 6, 2007

The Texas attorney general has asked a state court to bar Mannatech Inc. from allegedly illegal sales and marketing practices, saying the dietary supplement seller is falsely claiming its products cure, mitigate, treat or prevent diseases such as cancer, autism and Down’s syndrome, in violation of state and federal laws.

In a lawsuit filed in state district court in Travis County, the attorney general, Greg Abbott accuses Mannatech of violating state and federal health and safety codes and the state deceptive trade practices. (Text of suit) The company, the suit states, knew its freelance sales force used illegal marketing tactics, “all the while enabling the system under which the claims are made.”

It is illegal for a company to market a product as a treatment for a disease without approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The attorney general seeks a permanent injunction and a fine of $25,000 for each day the company violates state law. It also seeks unspecified reimbursement for consumers who have bought Mannatech products.

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