In Federal Court recently, Nutrimost filed a lawsuit alleging that its rival, Healthy Living stole a promotional video intending to promote their new weight-loss program. The suit claims Healthy Living ripped off the video and placed it on their website “Can’tLoseDiet”.
The version of the video that Healthy Living is charged with stealing has all references to Nutrimost removed and replaced it with “Can’t Lose Diet”. However, testimonials from current Nutrimost customers were kept including one by their principal author, Dr. Ray Wisniewski, a practioner of what is called “pastoral medicine”.
Both versions of the video from the rival companies are the same, making the same claims. Both videos claim you will lose between 25-45 lbs in 40 days. Other identically worded claims in the videos say that you will not need any drugs, nor eat pre-packaged meals, be hungry, or even exercise.
Even though Healthy Living was charged with a cease-and-desist letter, they still kept the video on their website, with the only modification to the video being it was shorter than the original version.
At this time, it appears the pirated video is not on their website anymore, and Nutrimost has asked the Court to keep Healthy Living from ever showing the video again, and, in addition, asking for $300,000 in damages.
Nutrimost claims itself to be “the Ultimate Weight Loss System”. A client can lose up to 40 pounds of weight in 40 days on the program. By following this program, a person can lose that weight and not exercise, be hungry, use no drugs or hormones, and be totally safe.