SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 22, 2014
PROPHASE LABS, INC.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(State or other
jurisdiction of incorporation)
621 N. Shady Retreat Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Company’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 345-0919
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 19, 2014, a putative class action complaint was filed by a consumer (the “Complainant”) against ProPhase Labs, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The lawsuit is captioned Weisblum v. ProPhase Labs, Inc.
The lawsuit, which purports to be brought as a class action on behalf of purchasers of certain products sold by the Company, alleges that the Company engaged in false and misleading marketing, advertising and sales with respect to such products. The Complainant seeks, among other things, certification of the case as a class action, a judgment against the defendants for damages in an amount to be determined by the court and/or jury, and an award of fees and expenses to plaintiffs and their attorneys. The Company believes the claims set forth in the lawsuit are entirely without merit and intends to defend against the lawsuit vigorously.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ProPhase Labs, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr.|
|Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr.|
|Chief Operating Officer and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: May 23, 2014