If you bought the weight-loss supplement Akävar 20/50, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

You may be included in a class action lawsuit about whether Akävar 20/50 (“Akävar”) is sold as a proven weight loss product and whether there is clinical and scientific support for the manufacturer’s claim that users of Akävar can “Eat all you want and still lose weight.”

The United States District Court for the District of Utah has approved the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of everyone who purchased Akävar after seeing or hearing the marketing slogan “Eat all you want and still lose weight.” The Court has not decided whether any law was broken. There is no money available now, and no guarantee there will be. However, your rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now.

You can do nothing. By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or other benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But, you give up any rights to sue on your own about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

You can also ask to be excluded from the Class. If you ask to be excluded and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in those. But, you keep any rights to sue on your own about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. To ask to be excluded, you must act by August 15, 2011. The Detailed Notice explains how to request exclusion.

To learn more, review the notices and documents listed on the left hand column. Additional information may be posted here, so it is a good idea to check this website for updates.

You may also contact the law firms representing the Class as Class Counsel: Anderson & Karrenberg (www.aklawfirm.com), 50 West Broadway, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, Telephone (801) 534-1700; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. (www.wilentz.com), 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, Telephone: (732) 636-8000; and Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (www.sfmslaw.com), 35 East State Street, Media, PA 19063, Telephone: (610) 891-9880.