Kimkins Founder Heidi Diaz Found Guilty In Class Action Lawsuit; Must Pay Over $2.5 Million In Damages And Admit She Lied

Filed under: Events,Health — @ November 2, 2010

In Lesson #17 of my latest book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, I share a chapter called “Opportunists on the Internet like Heidi Diaz from Kimkins lurk online” to warn others of the nightmare of believing everyone who talks about diet and health in cyberspace. As idealistic as it may be to think that everyone who blogs, has a web site, and puts themselves out there as a real person is being completely honest and trustworthy, the sad reality is that there are shysters who are seeking victims they can take advantage of both emotionally and financially. And one of the biggest perpetrators of doing just that is none other than the founder of a low-fat, low-carb, calorie-restricted diet plan called Kimkins named Heidi Diaz. A class action lawsuit was filed against her in October 2007 for fraud and false advertisement and a judgment was finally handed down by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Rick Brown on Friday, October 29, 2010:

- $1,824,210.39 in restitution to class members
- $500,000 in punitive damages
- Attorney fees dating back to 2007
- A temporary restraining order freezing all of her assets
- Not allowed to contact, harass or cyberbully the plaintiffs or witnesses against her

PLUS, mandatory injunctive relief was ordered for all of her current and future web sites to state:

- She lied about her weight loss
- She lied about her before and after photos
- She lied about the testimonials she used on her web site
- She lied about the photos used with the testimonials (Russian brides)
- Low-calorie diets are dangerous to your health

Click here to learn more of the details of this long-awaited decision in the class action lawsuit filed against Kimkins diet founder Heidi Diaz.

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