More legal drama for the Kardashians. Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe are facing a potential class-action lawsuit over diet product, QuickTrim, which the girls are under contract to endorse. The complaint centers around the product’s high caffeine levels and the lack of disclosure and labeling regarding the caffeine levels. The law offices of Bursor & Fisher (known for their successful class action suits against weight loss pill Xenadrine and hair regrowth product Avacor) is preparing suit. The class-action case alleges primarily that “the FDA has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss."
Partner Scott A. Bursor confimed that the firm has been retained by an individual that purchased QuickTrim, and that they are investigating the matter. "We have provided written notice of our client’s claims to the company and others involved in marketing QuickTrim." Apparently, the firm is reaching out to other QuickTrim users, as well.
I can't imagine this case is going to go far for several reasons. Just how culpable the Kardashian sisters are for the contents of QuickTrim and its safety and effectiveness is not unclear. However, they have been involved, at least in a contracted endorsement capacity, since the beginning. QuickTrim launched in October 2009 and has since spawned $45 million in sales.