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Bostick Amended Complaint JULY1 2014

Bostick Amended Complaint JULY1 2014

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Bostick First Amended Complaint against Herbalife
Bostick First Amended Complaint against Herbalife

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08/04/2014

 
EXHIBIT 1 EXHIBIT 1
Case 2:13-cv-02488-BRO-RZ Document 74-1 Filed 07/01/14 Page 1 of 76 Page ID #:1837
 
 
1 FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Philip D. Dracht, SBN 219044 Scott M. Petersen (admitted
 Pro Hac Vice
) Jason W. Hardin (admitted
 Pro Hac Vice
)
F
ABIAN
&
 
C
LENDENIN
 
215 South State Street, Suite 1200 Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0210 Telephone: (801) 531-8900  pdracht@fabianlaw.com spetersen
 
 jhardin@fabianlaw.com Thomas G. Foley, Jr., SBN 65812 Robert A. Curtis, SBN 203870 Justin P. Karczag, SBN 223764
F
OLEY
B
EZEK
B
EHLE
&
 
C
URTIS
,
 
LLP
15 West Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, California 93101 Telephone: (805) 962-9495 tfoley@foleybezek.com rcurt
 
 jkarczag@foleyzek.com 
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Dana Bostick, Anita Vasko,  Judi Trotter, Beverly Molnar, and Chester Cote
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DANA BOSTICK, a Caorna Resident, ANITA VASKO, a Pennsylvania resident, JUDI TROTTER, a Washington resident, BEVERLY MOLNAR, a Pennsylvania Resident, CHESTER COTE, a Vermont resident, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, and on behalf of the general public,
 
P
LAINTIFFS
, vs. HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL OF AMERICA, INC., a Nevada Corporation, HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Nevada Corporation, HERBALIFE, LTD
 
a Cayman Island Corporation, D
EFENDANTS
. Case No.: 2:13-cv-02488-BRO-RZ
 FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Case 2:13-cv-02488-BRO-RZ Document 74-1 Filed 07/01/14 Page 2 of 76 Page ID #:1838
 
 
2 FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE
1.
 
Herbalife told Plaintiffs Dana Bostick, Anita Vasko, Judi Trotter, Beverly Molnar, and Chester Cote that if they
“put in the time, effort, and commitment,”
they could make money from retail sales and, by recruiting others to  become Herbalife distributors, they could make money off them. 2.
 
Plaintiffs all purchased International Business Packs and became distributors. They ordered Herbalife products
 – 
 enough products that they jumped up the chain and qualified for additional discounts and commissions from potential
recruits’ purchases.
3.
 
However, they did not make money as promised. Like the hundreds of thousands of Herbalife distributors before and after, they failed. They failed even though they were committed and put in the time and effort. They failed  because they were doomed from the start by an Herbalife marketing plan that systematically rewards recruiting distributors over retail sales of product. A marketing plan in which Herbalife pays a significant portion of every dollar that Plaintiffs and other distributors pay for Herbalife product to others in the form of recruiting rewards, regardless of the
distributors’
 actual retail sales. A marketing  plan that pays millions to those few at the top in recruiting rewards at the expense of the many at the bottom. 4.
 
Accordingly, Plaintiffs, for themselves, all others similarly situated, and the general public, allege:
TYPE OF ACTION
 5.
 
Plaintiffs sue for themselves and for all persons who were Herbalife distributors from April 2009 until the present under California
s Endless Chain Scheme Law (California
s Penal Code § 327 and California Civil Code § 1689.2), California
s Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code Section 17200
et seq
.), and False Advertising Law (Business and Professions Code § 17500), against Herbalife International, Inc., Herbalife International of America,
Case 2:13-cv-02488-BRO-RZ Document 74-1 Filed 07/01/14 Page 3 of 76 Page ID #:1839

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