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PURE WEIGHT LOSS MEMBERS: The PA Attorney General Wants YOU!


I was in contact with the PA Attorney General’s office last week. They are actively investigating the closing and subsequent bankruptcy of Pure Weight Loss and the actions of Pure Weight Loss CEO Vahan Karian (aka Vahan Karabajakian).

If you were a member or employee of Pure Weight Loss, and have lost money or were otherwise injured by their abrupt closure and unethical business practices (no matter where you reside) you are urged to fill out a complaint with the office of the PA Attorney General. You may just get your money back, yet!
Here is the message from the Attorney General:

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has been involved in the Pure Weight Loss case since January, 2008. Please use the following link to review our press release detailing our consumer protection lawsuit against PWL and the company’s owner:

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=3343

PWL, based in Horsham, PA, filed for bankruptcy shortly after the business ceased operating, January. The bankruptcy case, along with our consumer protection lawsuit, are both still actively working through the state court system and federal bankruptcy court.

We continue to encourage consumers who believe they suffered losses because of PWL’s actions to use the following link to access the online complaint for our Health Care Section (That is the section of our office handling this case):
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/complaints.aspx?id=458

At the very least, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped bring Mr. Karian to justice, and helped the PA Attorney General send the message that they will not tolerate this kind of mistreatment against consumers.

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Pure Weight Loss Bankruptcy Update


Interesting article from the Real Deal in Syracuse, NY.

Did any of you get the “accidental” letter mailed to them mentioned in this post?

Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) – If you were a member of the now-bankrupt Pure Weight Loss, you may have recently received a notice from the bankruptcy court. It’s a little confusing, and you may be wondering whether it means the case is over.

Here’s The Real Deal on what the letter means.

We spoke with the bankruptcy trustee, and he says everything is still being worked out, and that letter was actually sent by mistake.

The letter makes it seem like there was a resolution to the bankruptcy case and basically, you’re out of luck. But the trustee tells us that’s not the case. There was recently an auction to sell off all of Pure Weight Loss’s assets. This letter is about that auction, and should have never even been sent out to all the creditors.

The bankruptcy trustee says over 8,500 people have filed claims with the court looking for a refund.

There is some money in the case, but nowhere near enough to pay everyone.

And of course, secured creditors – like banks – get paid off first. The trustee is hoping they’ll be enough left after that to give customers at least something back, but not everyone may get money back, and if you do it’ll likely be far less than what you’re actually owed.

Also, don’t expect a check in your mailbox anytime soon. In bankruptcy cases like this one, it can take three to five years to settle and close the case.