Lawsuit: Snooki is Peddling Bad Diet Pills

"Cease and desist" order is sought

Courthouse News Service reports: “”Jersey Shore” alum Snooki joined up with recidivist snake-oil salesmen to peddle Zantrex diet pills that don’t work, a class action claims in Federal Court.”

Additional information about the suit from plaintiff Ashley Brady:

Brady says she bought a bottle of Zantrex-3 in 2010 after reading the label’s promises that the drug would provide “546% More Weight Loss Than America’s #1 Selling Ephedra-Based Diet Pill,” and that it would make her lose weight “without diet and exercise.”

Brady claims that Zantrex combines caffeine with herbs that are “unsafe and ineffective for weight control or appetite suppression.”

She claims that Snooki is the face of the Zantrex brand, promoting it on her websites, on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and in celebrity gossip magazines.

“Snooki represents … that Zantrex is safe and effective for weight loss and fat loss,” the lawsuit states. “These representations are false, misleading and deceptive because … Zantrex is neither effective nor safe for weight loss nor fat loss.”

No word on when the case will proceed.