The investor lawsuit against Star Scientific will move forward, according to a federal judge who made the ruling Tuesday.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports that U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, based in Richmond, denied Star Scientific’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit that argues the company exaggerated claims of the effectiveness of its anti-inflammatory supplement Anatabloc.
The focus of the suit revolves around Star Scientific press releases referencing studies done by John Hopkins University researchers who were in actuality paid company consultants.
The lawsuit is set to continue Sept. 15, and the judge will address class action certification and other matters before the trial date.
We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
Original Story: A hearing on Jan. 7 in U.S. District Court in Richmond, VA will determine whether a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Star Scientific for misleading investors can move forward, reports PilotOnline.com.
The shareholder lawsuit argues that the dietary supplement developer Star Scientific exaggerated claims about its anti-inflammatory supplement and made false claims about the company’s business as a whole.
The suit also alleges that the company delayed informing investors about the existence of a federal investigation into the company’s transactions with its securities. Star Scientific says it does not expect to be prosecuted.
Star Scientific has asked a federal judge to dismiss the shareholder suit.
The FDA also issued a warning letter last month addressed to Star Scientific telling them that they are illegally marketing two of their products. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
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