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Old 05-05-2012, 06:59 AM
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Amway: The Hanrahan Lawsuit

Odd, I did a search on the site to see if there was any mention of Amway and the Hanrahan Lawsuit and nothing came up.


The Hanrahans were in Amway for approximately nine months, the result of which was money lost and a marriage nearly destroyed. Believing that Amway Corp. was probably not aware of the abuses and unethical activities they witnessed and were subjected to in the World Wide Dream Builders organization, the Hanrahans contacted Amway Corp.'s council and Richard DeVos. Amway Corp. repeatedly rebuffed their attempts to discuss these problems or to do anything about them. It was only then that the Hanrahans realized that the only way to help prevent other people from being similarly victimized would be to take their story public, which they did.

This class action suit was filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on July 20, 1994, naming Dexter Yager, Bill Britt, and Amway Corp. as the defendants. The suit was filed by John and Stacy Hanrahan. Brian Bohrer and Mark and Lori Mensack were also named as plaintiffs. A proposed settlement was entered into as of August, 1996.

Amway proposes settling lawsuit

The proposed settlement, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, calls for the Ada, Mich., company to compensate disgruntled distributors by giving them discount coupons for Amway’s most popular products.

In addition, Amway and its codefendants will put $375,000 in to a fund for the Hanrahan's legal fees and costs.

"We’re just pleased to move on," Amway’s Meurlin said. "Stacy Hanrahan and the other plaintiffs had a very abnormal experience with the company."

--Craig "Pinocchio" Meurlin, senior vice president of Amway, commenting on the Hanrahan lawsuit which charged that distributors were being lied to about distributor incomes and being coerced by their uplines into buying motivational tools.

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: Amway: The Hanrahan Lawsuit

Yeah that is definitely wrong with what that person did but Amway is still a great MLM. What did you want to accomplish by posting this?
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: Amway: The Hanrahan Lawsuit

Originally Posted by successmindstate View Post
Yeah that is definitely wrong with what that person did but Amway is still a great MLM. What did you want to accomplish by posting this?
What about telling the Truth?

He accomplished quite a bit by getting you to respond.

What Amway cult are you with?

50 years (or whatever) of funneling money upline.

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"That's why I changed my 'story'".
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:47 AM
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Re: Amway: The Hanrahan Lawsuit

Originally Posted by successmindstate View Post
Yeah that is definitely wrong with what that person did but Amway is still a great MLM. What did you want to accomplish by posting this?
It looks like Amway is always quick to settle (confidentially) when they are wrong.

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