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Federal Trade Commission and State of Maine, Plaintiffs, v. Health Research Laboratories, LLC, a limited liability company, and Kramer Duhon, individually and as an owner and officer of Health Research Laboratories, LLC, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
152 3021
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
District of Maine

Case Summary

The FTC and the State of Maine’s complaint against Health Research Laboratories and its principal, announced in November 2017, alleged that the defendants deceptively marketed two of their health products, BioTherapex and NeuroPlus. In November 2018, the FTC mailed 16,596 checks totaling more than $750,000 to consumers who bought the two deceptively marketed supplements. The FTC and State of Maine subsequently filed a motion seeking a contempt order against the defendants in December 2019, for allegedly violating the final Commission order by continued to market and sell dietary supplements with claims that were not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. In November 2020, the FTC staff discontinued its contempt action and filed an administrative complaint against the defendants. The FTC announced a proposed order settling the complaint in March 2020.