In a landmark victory for the Dallas-based dietary supplement company USPlabs, LLC, a federal judge in El Paso signed a court order dismissing with prejudice all claims against all defendants in Sparling vs. USPlabs et al, Case No. 3:13-cv-00323 (W.D. Texas).
The highly publicized lawsuit alleged that USPlabs, LLC’s product, Jack3d, contributed to the death of a soldier during a military training exercise at Ft. Bliss, Texas, in 2011. USPlabs has steadfastly maintained that its products are safe. Now, a court has ruled that the scientific evidence presented by plaintiffs was unreliable as a matter of law and disqualified plaintiffs’ expert witnesses from testifying. Citing a report by the United States Department of Defense in the Order Overruling Plaintiff’s Objections, the court held that the “evidence does not establish that DMAA containing products are causally associated with adverse events.”
“We are extremely pleased at the outcome,” said Bruce W. Steckler, lead counsel for the defendants. “This victory exonerates USPlabs and proves that these allegations were unfounded.”
USPlabs, LLC is facing a number of similar lawsuits involving its products. USPlabs has consistently maintained that its products are safe and lawful. This was the first case against the company to be decided.
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Case: Sparling vs. USPlabs et al
Case Number: 3:13-cv-00323
Court: TX Western District Court
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