HRC Medical Centers, Inc., Don Hale, Dan Hale, D.O., and HRC Management Midwest, among other things, allegedly withheld important information about health risks and side effects from consumers and made a series of false, deceptive, and/or unsubstantiated claims about their alternative regimen of "bio-identical" hormone replacement therapy. The State's TCPA action concerns the Defendants' advertising, sales, and contractual practices. In addition, the State is seeking to have a third-party take full legal control of HRC Medical Centers, Inc. and to have a court dissolve the company.
The Court issued the receivership order and temporary injunction order on December 27, 2012.
Through filings that added Dixie Hale, individually and doing business as Southern Belle Consulting, LLC, Bonnie Hale, Michael Montemurro, doing business as MadMac Consulting, LLC, Bella Vita Medical Centers, LLC, Midwest Restorative Health, LLC, Legacy Medical Centers, LLC, BioLifeCycle Medical Centers, LLC, Dana Helton, in her capacity as trustee for the Cardinal Revocable Trust, HRC Management, LLC, and HRC Medical Centers Holdings, LLC, as defendants, the State obtained a TRO with Asset Freezes and Order Appointing Pendente Lite Receiver over all of the defendants. A hearing on the State's Motion for Temporary Injunction with Asset Freezes and Order Appointing Pendente Lite Receiver was heard May 24, 2013 and resulted in Don Hale and Dan Hale's personal assets being frozen and placed into receivership. The State also obtained a temporary injunction with asset freezes and appointment of a receiver over Dixie Hale and Bonnie Hale in an order dated August 20, 2013.
The claims against Midwest Restorative, BioLifeCycle and Michael Montemurro d/b/a MadMac Consulting, LLC were settled with Agreed Final Judgments. The State successfully defended against Defendant Dan Hale's motion to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and the case is currently in the discovery phase. No trial date has been set at this time.
This list includes only significant filings and is not intended to be a complete record of the matter.