Nutrimost is wanting damages from Healthy Living, as stated in a lawsuit filed in Federal Court, court documents state. The lawsuit states Healthy Living, a rival with Nutrimost in the weight loss business, stole a promotional video from Nutrimost’s website and placed it on theirs, with some changes.
The changes made to the pirated video are any references made to Nutrimost, which were replaced with the “Can’t Lose Diet”, which was found on Healthy Living’s website, can’tlosediet.com, the lawsuit says.
When comparing the videos, the court found that both were identical, save for the references to Nutrimost. Included in the video were comments about the program by Dr. Ray Wisniewski, the founder of the program, and the original customer testimonials.
The videos made identical claims to their programs, that a person could lose up to 45 pounds of body fat in as little as 40 days without dieting or exercise, or even using harmful drugs.
Healthy living was bold enough to ignore a cease-and-desist order from the court to stop playing the video on their website, while cutting the video a little short being the only concession.
Nutrimost asks for at least $300,000 in damages resulting from the loss of “goodwill and reputation”, and asks the court to make sure Healthy Living never plays the video again. To date, the video has not been on Healthy Living’s website.
Dr. Ray Wisniewski, a chiropractor from Pennsylvania, and principal of the program for Nutrimost, says the program is safe and is actively monitored by a doctor. He practices “pastoral medicine”, which is a combination of spiritual health wisdom and leading science. No representative from Healthy Living has been available for comment on the lawsuit.