The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Boiron® homeopathic remedy class action settlement after disagreeing with an objector who had argued that the 2012 deal was the result of collusion. The objector argued that the class action settlement was neither fair, reasonable nor adequate, and that the $5-million false advertising settlement amounted to less than 1 percent of Boiron’s retail sales. The court found that U.S. District Judge John Houston did not abuse his discretion by approving the class action settlement, which resolved allegations that Boiron made false claims about the effectiveness of its homeopathic treatments in treating the flu, arthritis, joint pain, cough, insomnia and other conditions. Boiron denied the allegations but agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the cost of further litigation.