A series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years. Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP, was found last month at premises in Wigton, Cumbria, alongside other […]
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A Sacramento sports supplement company faces litigation from Tauler Smith LLP for selling consumers Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMS), a class of experimental steroid-like drugs not approved for human consumption. Wall Street Journal legal reporter Jacob Gershman wrote that Robert Tauler is a “sheriff of the performance-enhancing supplement industry, going after vendors for falsely marketing SARMS as safe and […]
A false advertising lawsuit filed against an international sports supplement company based in Sacramento eventually caught international media attention, and the Sacramento Business Journal is covering all the major developments. “This case is emblematic of the profound dysfunction in the nutritional supplement marketplace,” Robert Tauler told the Business Journal. “Low barriers to entry, high rewards […]
Former Sacramento-based bankruptcy lawyer Anthony “Dr. Tony Huge” Hughes and convicted fraudster Scott E. Cavell joined forces this year to form Enhanced Athlete Inc., which sells controversial bodybuilding supplements. Continue reading the story on Sacramento Business Journal (subscription may be required).
Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 11:29 AM EST) — Few parents would knowingly let their teenager buy a month’s cycle of anabolic steroids. But what if they’re just buying a container of “BroPower” — a fictional name for a real product which bills itself as “intended for use by hardcore athletes who are trying […]
Robert Tauler, managing partner of law firm Tauler Smith LLP, has been named Westside Bar Association’s “Attorney of the Year” for 2016. The Westside Bar Association serves the greater Los Angeles area by connecting young attorneys through continuing education courses and mixers, according to its website. “I am honored to receive this recognition from my […]
The U.S. District Court will allow claims against supplement maker Custom Nutraceuticals LLC (“Custom”), JRM Nutrasciences and Jason Mancuso dba DNA Pharma proceed after denying defendants’ Motion to Dismiss in a ruling published on July 8. Custom was sued by competitor Nutrition Distribution in federal court on January 26, 2016 (Case 2:16-cv-00173-DGC). According to the […]
LOS ANGELES, CA – 12/18/2015 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Commercial litigation firm Tauler Smith LLP obtained a $10.2 million jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff Ahmad Alkayali against Neocell Corporation, a nutritional supplement company, and its officers and directors (“Defendants”). The dispute centered on the one-time manufacturer for Neocell Corporation, a company called Healthwise Nutraceuticals, Inc. Defendants conspired to dissolve […]
Four Tauler Smith attorneys were recently named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars,” a legal industry recognition only given to 2.5% of all lawyers in Los Angeles. Firm Attorneys Robert Tauler, Gil Peles, Bryan Lazarski and Daniel Forouzan were given the honor. Rising Star recognition is given to attorneys who are either 40 […]
On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Madrigal-Barcenas v. Lynch(“Madrigal”), vacated the underlying decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and remanded the case for further consideration in light of the recent June 1, 2015 decision in the similar case of Mellouli v. Lynch (“Mellouli”). Petitioner Madrigal-Barcenas […]