Jessica Grant’s opening statements in the defense of client Premier Nutrition’s product Joint Juice were featured in Law360’s coverage of the Mary Beth Montera v. Premier Nutrition Corp. trial in the U.S. District Court of California for the Northern District.
In her opening statements, Jessica told jurors that plaintiff’s opening was "designed to make you upset, to make you think my client is out there peddling snake oil and ripping consumers off," she said. "The story you heard is not true."
Glucosamine and chondroitin do provide joint health benefits, Jessica said, and there are dozens of independent studies to prove that.
"Plaintiff's counsel told you, 'Premier relies on hacks and quacks. "These are studies published in prestigious medical journals and scientific literature."
Joint Juice was developed by Dr. Kevin Stone, an esteemed San Francisco orthopedist, who is also the U.S. Ski Team doctor, Jessica said.
Jessica also explained that while the FDA has sent warning letters to a number of Premier's competitors about their claims related to glucosamine, the agency has never sent a warning letter to the company about any of the claims on the Joint Juice label.
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