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Suzanne Somers’ Supplements Suit Just a Contract Case, QVC Says

Jan. 27, 2020, 6:10 PM

QVC Inc. says a lawsuit over dietary supplements filed in Philadelphia federal court by actress Suzanne Somers should be confined to “straightforward” contract claims, rather than “a convoluted antitrust and tort case.”

“This court should reject plaintiffs’ attempt to transform this contract dispute into something it is not,” QVC says in court papers filed Jan. 24.

The suit by Somers, the former star of the TV sitcoms “Three’s Company” and “Step By Step,” accuses the at-home shopping company of using catch-and-kill tactics to favor another dietary supplement. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

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