Mannatech and Founder Agree to Pay $7 Million
to Settle Texas Attorney General Charges

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

In February 2009, Mannatech, Inc. and its founder and former chief executive officer, Samuel L. Caster, reached agreements to resolve a complaint by the Attorney General of Texas. The complaint, filed in 2007, charged Mannatech and Caster with orchestrating an unlawful marketing scheme that exaggerated their products' health benefits [1]. It alleged:

Under the settlement:

References

  1. Plaintiff's original petition. State of Texas vs. Mannatech Incorporated, Manna Relief Ministries, The Fisher Institute, Samuel L. Caster, and Reginald McDaniel. District Court of Travis County, Texas Cause No. D-1-GV-07-001386. Filed July 5, 2007.
  2. Final judgment and agreed permanent injunction against Mannatech Incorporated. State of Texas v. Mannatech et al. District Court of Travis County, Texas, Cause No. D-1-GV-07-001386. Filed Feb 26, 2009.
  3. Final judgment and agreed permanent injunction against Samuel L. Caster. State of Texas v. Mannatech et al. District Court of Travis County, Texas, Cause No. D-1-GV-07-001386. Filed Feb 26, 2009.

This article was posted on December 3, 2010.

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