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Non-suit obtained in favor of largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements

March 29, 2007

McGuireWoods was successful in obtaining a non-suit in favor of General Nutrition Corporation in a defamation case brought against GNC and nine of its officers and directors by GNC's former senior vice president of loss prevention. The plaintiff was terminated from GNC, following a corporate investigation into allegations that he set up a kickback scheme with a security vendor who provided services to GNC. Following six days of testimony before a jury in Allegheny County, Judge Robert Horgos granted the defendants' motion for non-suit and dismissed the case against all defendants, with prejudice. This result comes after more than four years of intense litigation.