NX Labs Sued

NX Labs Sued

Canadian Weight-Loss Firms Sued by Two Area Women
By Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two women have filed a federal lawsuit against a group of Canadian businesses, claiming that their weight-loss products fail to perform the way they are advertised.

NX Labs Sued

Catherine Cantazaro, of Allegheny County, and Tara Liebert, of Washington County, are seeking to have their claim certified as a class-action lawsuit.

It was filed yesterday against three companies based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada — NxCare Inc., NxLabs Inc., and Wellnx Life Sciences. They are listed as the makers of Slimquick, which the lawsuit said was touted as the “world’s first advanced fat burner designed specifically for women.”

The other product named in the claim is NV, which the company claimed to be “the world’s first rapid weight-loss beauty pill.”

Besides aiding in weight loss, NV was supposed to help nurture women’s hair, skin and nails, the women wrote in their lawsuit.

Among the claims in the lawsuit, the women allege deceptive trade practices; a violation of the Pennsylvania consumer protection law and fraud.

For Slimquick, the package claims the “revolutionary formula is scientifically developed to overcome the physiological and hormonal barriers women face in losing fat.”

Further, the lawsuit alleges false advertising. Two of the women who gave testimonials in the products’ packaging — claiming to have lost more than 30 pounds in eight or nine weeks — were in relationships with company officials. One, Kerrie Lee Brown, was the wife of the marketing director. The other, Nadine Erin, was the girlfriend of the vice president of marketing.

Ms. Cantazaro and Ms. Liebert are asking for damages of more than $10,000. If the case is certified as a class action, they say, the claims could exceed $5 million.

According to the Slimquick Web site, a one-month supply sells for $49.99 with a two-week supply thrown in for free.

The lawsuit does not describe the experiences of Ms. Cantazaro or Ms. Liebert in using either of the products.

Also named as defendants are three corporate officers for the companies that make Slimquick and NV.

Slimquick officials could not be reached for comment.

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