Max International Lawsuit – Counter Claims

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Max International Versus Unclebach’s Lawsuit

Mike Unclebach, Laura Unclebach, Sheldon Robinson and Enhance International have answered the termination and subsequent lawsuit filed by Max International.

Max additionally sued Scott Unclebach and Mitch Edland and these parties have joined together and responded with denials and counter claims on February 24th and suits were delivered to Max International, Joe Voyticky and  Steve Scott respectively. Max is required to respond to the suit in 20 days.

Some remarkable matters from this lawsuit:

  • Upon information and belief, at least Scott and Voyticky have created and positioned several legal entities that have allowed them to use Max as a personal piggy-bank, and in violation of Max's Marketing and Compensation Plan.
  • Scott and Max stated that Max GXL was clinically proven in double-blind cross-over placebo studies, and that the product had lived up to the gold standard of clinical testing. Such studies were never produced.
  • The result of Max giving up exclusivity in relation to Max GXL resulted in distributors leaving Max and specifically withdrawing from the business organizations developed by the Distributor Plaintiffs, which were substantial.
  • Max distributors withdrew from the Distributor Plaintiffs' business organizations and stopped building their businesses.
  • This was due to the lower price of GXL charged by As a result of Max giving up exclusivity to sell GXL, a customer could purchase GXL online from for $39.95 per bottle, as opposed to Max's price of $69.95 per bottle.
  • Max WLX is a weight loss product. MaxWLX became the subject of litigation filed by Tripharma, LLC, in which Tripharma alleged, inter alia, that Max and a number of its distributors, including some of the Distributor Plaintiffs, infringed Tripharma's patent, and engaged in trademark dilution, and false advertising.
  • In addition to the claims made in the Tripharma litigation, MaxWLX was defectively manufactured. The ingredients of WLX were not digestible. Distributors at Max complained the product made them physically ill, and sent photographs to the company showing that the pills had not been digested.
  • During the relevant time period, Max also sold a skin care product line called Visible Solutions, which consisted of lotions and other skin care products. The product was defectively manufactured and packaged.
  • The product leaked out of the jar containing the product. Because of its Jell-Olike consistency, if it froze during shipping the product turned into a more fluid and water-like substance and leaked into the shipping containers.
  • Allowing Max's executive employees to own positions in Max's Marketing and Compensation Plan constitutes a material breach of the distributor agreement, Max's Policies and Procedures, and Max's Marketing and Compensation Plan.
  • The Distributor Plaintiffs have been damaged as a direct and proximate result of these breaches in an amount to be proven at trial, but not less than $500,000.


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Comments (12)

  1. This company TOTALLY screwed me over. I designed the FIRST and #1 website that company had. Then…they got greedy. Sad though…really. Company had a TON of potential…too bad the company was run by greedy morons.

    1. I am so sorry about this. if you’re looking for a new company and you want to make 6 figures in a month. please email back and will love to share a new company that is looking for new talents and leaders. please let me know.


  2. These allegation are completely out of context and used to try to confuse the real case! I am shocked to see how low desperate associates are willing to go to try to win a case! Max as alwayse be a company of integrity that cared more about their people then their revenue. Folks before believing this kind of information do get the facts. It is sad to see how the real trust can be so missled and used to persuaded others to doubt this company!!!

    Get your facts strait folks, do not just believe what you see here…. it like commenting on the size of an iceberg only looking at 3% of its size coming out of the water.

    1. Christian:

      I totally disagree with you. I got an email with a link talking about one thing in this case and it turned out to be true, that Steve Scott actually has a spot in the tree. Go to (Malibu Shadows). If you look up the state of Utah business names/owners, it shows Steve Scott personally on that entity as well as a family trust.

  3. I’m so sorry it’s come to this.
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  4. Hey Christian – why no response?? I also found out that Dave Bagley’s mom is high up in the tree (ID 11991 – JLK Mkt), Joe Voyticky’s sister is under her (ID 303773 – Susan Voyticky) & Jim Stevralia’s relative under her (ID 278494- Philip Stevralia). Where are the ethics??? I think Ted Nuyten is dead on with his reporting.


  5. I have nothing but respect for Mr.Scott & his team. I am saddened that people stoop so low and bad mouth our leaders. I am, and will always stand behind Mr.Scott. We have the best products on the market, and the best leaders second to none. What is missing and has been missing are associates who care more about helping their down line become successful. Seems all the old associates built their business to a point and couldn’t maintain it, so decided to jump ship and take their down line with them to these other companies with lesser quality products. Really! Open your eyes and realize Max products “Are” the best! And an easy duplicateable system is on it’s way. I’m glad all the bad apples are being weeded out. God bless!

  6. Geo:

    Apparently, you don’t do your homework. It’s the most unethical thing in this industry to have the owner and mgt. team having spots in the tree for their own benefit. You can respect them all you want, but when does the ethics start and the greed stop??? And by the way, I didn’t join any other company as you mentioned above and take any downline with us.

  7. George,

    You sound like an ethical person and sounds like you were a distributor with Max Intl. Sorry to hear about this type of stuff. It’s what gives our industry a bad name…I’m sure they have good products but when greed gets in the way…it doesn’t matter how great the stuff is…it will eventually die out…People will leave if there are bad stuff going on. And if you can buy this stuff else where for cheaper, why would people come to distributors to buy them, except, to become distributors themselves.

    I’m so glad our company is thriving and the founders are ethical. I think this is one major component in our huge success right now, growing double digits every month for over a year now.

  8. Tom:

    Appreciate your comments. You are exactly right, people will leave. The top income earner left in October, #2 left in December, #4 got terminated in the suit above, and nothing really left in the US. It’s unfortunate…

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