Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Herbalife
Current Parent Company: 
Herbalife
Penalty: 
$200,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 15, 2016
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Herbalife International of America, Inc., Herbalife International, Inc., and Herbalife, Ltd. agreed to fully restructure their U.S. business operations and pay $200 million to compensate consumers to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the companies deceived consumers into believing they could earn substantial money selling diet, nutritional supplement, and personal care products.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Cayman Islands
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
nutritional products
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Parent company note: 
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