Herbalife In Belgium Convicted For Pyramid Selling
Some interesting follow up comments on that link. ie:
I’m sure we have not heard the last of this – Herbalife have been around long enough and are sufficiently well funded to be able to put some legal muscle behind an appeal.
herbal life is good just like other other mlm companies, the government should be put under the jail cell.
Good summary on Pyramid Scheme Alert:
The Belgian court zeroed in on several key points that affect many other MLMs.
1.) It showed that Herbalife is not a direct selling company.
2.) The court also rejected Herbalife’s claim (which is also made by many other MLM companies) that its salespeople can be classified as “retail customers.”
Of course, Herbalife plans to appeal.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Herbalife plans to appeal a recent Belgian Commercial Court judgment in a case brought by local consumer organization Test-Aankoop in 2004...
While the Belgian market represents less than 0.65 percent of the company's worldwide net sales, Herbalife remains fully committed to supporting its Belgian independent distributors and the large customer base they have built over the many years Herbalife has been in Belgium. The company firmly believes its sales method is in compliance with all applicable Belgian laws.
Herbalife believes the judgment contains factual errors and is based on misinterpretations of the law and its direct-selling sales model...
...and so on and so forth.