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Army Servicemember Represented by Nichols Kaster Files Class Action Against Total Life Changes, LLC for Misrepresenting its Tea as THC-free

On June 15, 2021, Ashley Miller, a Staff Sergeant in the Army, filed a class action against Total Life Changes, LLC (“TLC”) in the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia alleging that the company falsely advertised its Raspberry Lemonade Tea as containing “0.0% THC.” She asserts claims under Georgia consumer protection statutes and common law on behalf of herself and a class of consumers that have been harmed by TLC’s alleged misrepresentations in Georgia.  

TLC sells vitamins, weight loss supplements, teas, essential oils, and skin care products, some of which contain derivatives of cannabis, such as hemp. Although TLC disclosed detectable levels of THC in some of its products, Miller alleges, TLC marketed its Raspberry Lemonade Tea as containing “0.0% THC,” which is claimed was “lab-certified” and “100% authentic guaranteed.” Despite this promise, Plaintiff says she tested positive for THC after consuming the Tea, causing adverse personal and employment consequences. The Complaint requests damages, equitable relief, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs for Plaintiff and the proposed Class.

Chloe Raimey, one of the attorneys representing the consumers, stated, “TLC’s misrepresentations continue to harm consumers in Georgia and elsewhere who did not choose to consume a product containing the psychoactive ingredient THC. This lawsuit seeks to justice for consumers that have suffered damages due to TLC’s false statements in Georgia, as well as injunctive relief to protect consumers from future harm.”

Plaintiff is represented by Matthew Morgan, Anna Prakash, and Chloe Raimey of Nichols Kaster, PLLP; John F. Beasley, Jr. of JF Beasley, LLC; David Fish of The Fish Law Firm, PC; and Aaron Rapier of Rapier Law Firm. The case is titled, Miller v. Total Life Changes, LLC, Case No. 1:21-cv-00095-JRH-BKE (Southern District of Georgia).

Additional information about the case against TLC can be found at www.nka.com, by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492 or by emailing the paralegal on the case, Alexandra Smith, at asmith@nka.com

Nichols Kaster, with more than thirty lawyers in offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco, represents employees and consumers in individual, class, and collective actions throughout the country. The firm has a First Tier ranking on the 2021 Best Law Firms List in Minneapolis for Litigation-Labor and Employment by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."