The reason for this lawsuit for false advertising. This is for certain of the L’Oreal products such as the Matrix, Kerastase, Redkin and also Pureologiy. Apparently there was some misleading words in the ads for these products. The original lawsuit is known as the Richardson v. L’Oreal USA Inc. The misleading information was that these products could only be obtained at salons. They were also available in other stores besides the salons. You can get some kind of compensation if you bought the products in the United States and you live in the United States. This purchase should be for your personal use at home and you should have bought the products after August 30, 2008. If this applies to you, you can find out more about this case at the http://www.LOrealSettlement.com site. Right now this is just a basic site with just very little information. In fact the only information you can get right now are the documents.
The documents that you can download include the complaint, the notice, summary notice and the agreement. You will be able to download the documents and view them. I would suggest that you download and view the notice if you have not seen one. This is what will give you the most information. Look at the full notice first. You will find a list of legal actions that you can take and what each legal action means. You should definitely figure out what legal action you should be taking. I would suggest that you decide what you want to do in the case. Go to the http://www.LOrealSettlement.com site and look at your options.
Due to the L’Oréal Hair Product Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, the company will remove certain language about the products. The information that will be removed will be the information on where the products are sold and distributed. The L’Oréal Hair Product Class Action Lawsuit Settlement has not been approved yet. When and if it is approved, your being in the class will mean that you will release the company from all claims and you will not be able to file a new suit against the company on the same issues that this case resolves. Usually, the only way that you can sue them for the same issues is if you decide to remove yourself from this case. When you do that, you will not get any payments and you will not be able to object either. However, in this case, you will not be able to exclude yourself. So your only option is to receive the benefits.
You can object if you want. You will have to submit a form before September 11, 2013. You will have to file this to both the court and also the class counsel. You also must submit your objection to the company’s counsel. You can get all their information in the full notice. There are a number of things that you will have to include in your request. This includes the title of the lawsuit. Then you must include your full name, your complete address and also your phone number. Then you will have to list all the reason for why you are objecting to the case. You must also include the names of any lawyers whom you have hired to represent you. You do not have to hire lawyers of course if you do not want to. Also, if you want to hire lawyers to represent you during the Fairness Hearing, then you must provide those names too. Again, you do not have to hire any lawyers to represent you at the Fairness Hearing. You can also call people to testify at the Fairness Hearing. If you are going to do this, you must provide their names in your request to object.
The legal counsel who will represent you will be paid a large amount of money. This amount will not exceed $950,000. The class representative are the plaintiffs. They will get $1000 each. They will get more than you because they were the ones that filed the original lawsuit that ended up in this settlement. This means that because of their original efforts, you are benefitting by getting some payment. The Fairness Hearing will be held on October 11, 2013. This will happen at 9 a.m. in Washington D.C.
L’Oréal Settlement Notice
A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit titled Richardson et al. v. L’Oréal USA, Inc., 13-CV-508 (D.D.C.), involving L’Oréal USA, Inc.’s (“L’Oréal”) marketing of shampoo, conditioner and styling products under the Matrix®, Kérastase®, Redken®, and Pureology® brand names (“L’Oréal Products”).
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that the L’Oréal Products were falsely and misleadingly marketed using a claim which may be read as suggesting availability for purchase exclusively in professional salons when consumers can purchase these products in major retail outlets where professional salon services are not available.
L’Oréal denies any wrongdoing and liability whatsoever. L’Oréal contends that the L’Oréal Products are manufactured and marketed with the intent that they be sold exclusively through professional salons and other authorized channels.
The parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the costs and uncertainty of continued litigation.
L’Oréal Brands Covered by the Settlement
Matrix®, Kérastase®, Redken®, and Pureology®.
The Settlement Class
If you live in the United States and have purchased a Matrix®, Kérastase®, Redken®, and Pureology® product for in-home use on or after August 30, 2008, you are a member of this Settlement Class and this Notice applies to you.
For more information about the Settlement, please see the documents below.
To view the Complaint, please click here.
To view the Full Class Action Settlement Notice, please click here.
To view the Summary Class Notice, please click here.
To view the Settlement Agreement, please click here.