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Nicklaus & Associates Attains Favorable Verdict for Kroger-Owned Nutrition Company

Nicklaus & Associates, P.A.
Miami, Florida

April 2019 – After a 9-day trial, Vitacost, an online nutrition company owned by Kroger, was found not responsible for the catastrophic liver damage of Texas man James McCants after taking the company’s green tea extract supplements due to the defense of Primerus law firm Nicklaus & Associates.

McCants received a liver transplant in 2014, after he had been taking Vitacost’s green tea extract supplements and claimed the extract caused the damage leading to the transplant. McCants’s attorney, Clay Miller of Miller Weisbrod, claimed Vitacost had a duty to inform the public about the potential side effects of the green tea extract, including liver failure. Miller explained that these warnings were not listed on the product or on the company’s website.

However, Edward Nicklaus of Nicklaus & Associates had a strong defense that showed the warnings that Vitacost had were satisfactory, the studies surrounding green tea extract did not demonstrate any risks to the liver, and that there was no direct proof that the green tea extract supplements caused the liver failure.

Vitacost was represented by Edward Nicklaus, Raul Flores, and Yaniv Nahon of Nicklaus & Associates.

About Nicklaus & Associates

Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. is proud of its professional service to clients. The firm has served numerous clients since 1995 in civil litigation defense. They invite you to examine their firm closely and share their commitment to excellence and service in their legal representation. Following is a synopsis of their firm’s areas of practice, qualifications, and experience.

Over ten decades of combined attorney legal experience and continuous practice throughout Florida confirms their dedication to establishing long-term client relationships and delivering quality and competent legal representation. Their firm strives to maintain client confidence with integrity, while partnering with them to deliver professional cost-effective results.

Nicklaus & Associates, P.A., is nationally recognized by clients and is a Miami (Coral Gables), Florida based law firm. The firm is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell law directory and listed by Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. There is a branch office located in Lakeland, convenient to Tampa and Orlando State and Federal Courts and the central and northeastern part of Florida.

Nicklaus & Associates is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Cristina Magalde
Office Manager
Phone: 305.460.9888

The general information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.

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