Tauler Smith LLP, an L.A.-based law firm focusing on consumer fraud litigation, recently filed a lawsuit against Elysium Health, Inc. for (1) the company’s violations of consumer protection laws, and (2) the company’s violations of California’s law against automatic renewal offers by failing to clearly disclose the terms of its monthly subscription contract with customers.
Tauler Smith LLP is currently looking to certify a class of California plaintiffs for a class action lawsuit against Elysium related to the company’s Matter supplement. If you are a victim of Elysium’s business fraud and false advertising, your next step should be to contact our experienced California business fraud lawyers.
False Advertising by Elysium Health, Inc.
Elysium Health, Inc. is a company that markets dietary supplements with ingredients which supposedly extend the human lifespan and protect users against hereditary and genetic degenerative conditions associated with the normal aging process. “Matter” is a dietary supplement marketed by Elysium as being capable of “slowing age-related brain loss.” Although the company’s claims are supported by an “Oxford Study,” whether this study provides any meaningful evidence is a question that will be at issue in the case. What the Oxford Study actually found is that high plasma levels of a certain amino acid are correlated with brain atrophy in healthy older adults.
If, in fact, Elysium relied on deceptive advertising practices to make misleading claims about “Matter,” this would constitute a possible violation of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). The CLRA, codified in Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1750, is a statute which allows plaintiffs to bring private civil actions against companies that use “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in a transaction.” A consumer who purchased Matter and took the pill in the hopes of improving their health may have a valid legal claim against Elysium Health.
Elysium’s Automatic Renewal Service Violates California’s ARL
Elysium Health, Inc. violates California’s law against automatic renewal offers by failing to clearly disclose the terms of its monthly subscription contract with customers. Once Elysium has convinced an unsuspecting consumer to make a one-time purchase of Matter, the nutritional supplement company then uses deceptive business practices to lock the customer into a contract that is virtually impossible to cancel or otherwise get out of. This is a violation of California’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL). The ARL, which is codified in Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17600, explicitly requires companies like Elysium to clearly and conspicuously explain any “automatic renewal offer terms.”
The automatic renewal service subscription for Matter that Elysium enrolls customers in does not provide clear and conspicuous disclosures about the service or the associated charges that will be automatically billed to the customer’s credit card each month.
Did You Buy Elysium Health’s Matter Supplement? Contact the California Business Fraud Lawyers at Tauler Smith LLP
The California business fraud attorneys at Tauler Smith LLP are committed to protecting consumers by bringing an end to Elysium Health’s deceptive business practices. If you purchased Matter, or any other anti-aging products sold and marketed by Elysium Health, Inc., you should contact our legal team today to discuss your eligibility for a class action lawsuit. Call us now at 310-590-3927 or fill out the online contact form below.