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Bowie & Jensen Successfully Defeats Class Certification in California

Press Release – Towson, Maryland – Robert R. Bowie, Jr. and Josh Glikin of Bowie & Jensen, a leading business law firm in Towson, just secured a major victory for its Maryland-based client, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., by successfully defeating a request for class certification in California federal court related to Nutramax’s joint health supplement product, Cosamin®DS. The lawsuit claimed that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, the two main ingredients in Cosamin®DS, do not relieve joint pain as advertised. The Plaintiff’s California-based law firm brought a class action contending that Cosamin®DS advertising related to joint pain and cartilage protection were false. It sought a refund of millions of dollars to every consumer who had purchased Cosamin®DS in California over the last four years.

The federal court, however, agreed with Bowie & Jensen’s arguments that class certification was not appropriate. Apart from the wealth of scientifically-sound, clinical studies that establish Cosamin’s beneficial effects on joint pain, the court agreed that the plaintiff’s claims and allegations failed nearly every legal requirement for class certification. The plaintiff decided not to pursue an immediate appeal of the court’s decision to deny class certification. This class certification victory is the first of its kind among a number of class actions currently pending against glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products in federal and state courts across the country.

Bowie & Jensen is proud to represent Nutramax (www.nutrmaxlabs.com), which has invested millions of dollars in research and quality since 1992, to provide nationally and internationally recognized gold standard health supplement products for humans and animals. Nutramax has been a valued client of the firm’s for nearly two decades, and the relationship exemplifies the long-term commitment that Bowie & Jensen’s litigation, transactional and intellectual property attorneys make in all firm clients.

Bowie & Jensen is a Maryland-based law firm with attorneys representing clients around the world. Bowie & Jensen focuses on Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Construction Law, Entertainment Law, Employment Law, Estates & Trusts, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Patent and Tax Law. For more information on Bowie & Jensen, please visit www.bowie-jensen.com.

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