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1-800-GET THIN LA Times Lawsuit Dismissed

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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub has dismissed a lawsuit filed by 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company president Robert Silverman against The Times columnist Michael Hiltzik alleging the reporter illegally recorded their telephone conversations without Silverman’s knowledge, the LA Times reported.

“The plaintiff has not satisfied his burden of demonstrating that there is a probability he will prevail on his claims,” the judge said in her ruling.

Silverman’s attorney posted billboards on freeways throughout Southern California that urged motorist to join a class action lawsuit against the LA Times if they believed they were illegally wiretapped by the paper.

1-800-GET-THIN also dropped an appeal of a decision to dismiss another lawsuit the company had filed against the Times and its journalists that alleged the 1-800-GET-THIN trademark had been damaged by the paper’s reporting.

1-800-GET-THIN is currently under scrutiny because of controversy surrounding the company and its clinics, and the deaths of a number of its patients. The FDA has warned the company that its ads are misleading and fail to adequately disclose the risks involved with the Lap Band surgery promoted by 1-800-GET-THIN. disclaimer: This article: 1-800-GET THIN LA Times Lawsuit Dismissed was posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 8:59 pm at and is filed under Other Lawsuits.

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