CVS Health Faces Aloe Vera Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawusit

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Santa Clara, CA: CVS Health is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit over allegations it falsely advertised the Aloe Vera content on its moisturizing gel.

Filed by Patricia Bordenet, a customer in Illinois, individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, the suit claims the company put an incorrect label on a moisturizing gel. Specifically, the proposed suit claims Bordenet purchased a CVS Aftersun Aloe Vera moisturizing gel that said it contained 100 percent aloe vera. However, when Bordenet had the product tested, the results revealed that the product did not contain even a trace of acemannan, a key component of aloe. However, the testing did reveal that the gel contained, propylene glycol, a non-toxic antifreeze, which was not listed on the label.

According to the complaint, CVS Health was, allegedly, fully aware that the labeling on the product stated it contained 100 percent aloe vera when this was false and misleading. Further, the lawsuit states, the defendant disregarded the truth by putting a misleading label and not upholding what it has promised to consumers.

Bordenet is represented by attorneys Brian J. Wanca of Anderson + Wanca in Rolling Meadows, Jason Thompson and Lance Young of Sommers Schwartz PC in Southfield, Michigan, Nick Suciu III of Barbat, Mansour, & Suciu PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Jonathan Schub of Kohn, Swift, & Graf PC in Philadelphia, Donald J. Enright and Lori G. Feldman of Levi & Korsinsky LLP in Washington, D.C., and Jason T. Brown and Patrick S. Almonrode of JTB Law Group in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The case is U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois case number 1:16-cv-06103.

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