Consumer Fraud Class Action Rejected – Proposed Class Representative Inappropriate

Being close buddies with your lawyer does not always pay off – for the lawyer or the buddy. In a case against Pharmavite alleging that the labeling of its Vitamin E products is false and misleading, a California federal judge rejected a proposed plaintiff’s class action representative based on a close personal relationship between the plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel. The court analyzed three issues: 1.) whether there is a conflict-of-interest between the class, and the plaintiff and her lawyer-friend,
2.) whether plaintiff and her lawyer-friend…
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