The plaintiff, Fletcher Gibson, alleges that in January 2010 he purchased HoMedics TheraP "Hot & Cold Therapy Back support with the Power of Magnets for approximately $29.99 from Rite Aid. "I purchased 'TheraP Magnet Back Support' specifically because it was advertised that it had magnets that would help relieve pain," Gibson stated. "If I had known that magnets have no power to heal or relieve pain, I would not have purchased the 'TheraP Magnet Back Support.' I would have paid a cheaper price for a comparable product that did not contain magnets."
The suit claims that the class, represented by Mr. Gibson, was mislead by the claims of the defendant.