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6a0133f3a4072c970b015391efe34d970b-550wiJust a few short days after several former executives of Berkeley agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, the FTC has filed this complaint against the company charging it with unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with the marketing and sale of a number of the company’s nutritional supplement products. This complaint, unlike the criminal case, is of the more traditional deceptive claims flavor, with a side of unfair practices concerning the company’s continuity programs thrown in for good measure.

Link: Cincinnati Enquirer: US Sues Berkeley.

Bonus link: Complaint in civil case, Price v. Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Inc., E.D. Mich., 05CV71369.


Joel B. Rothman represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and commercial matters. Joel’s litigation practice also includes significant focus on electronic discovery issues such as e-discovery management and motion practice relating to e-discovery.