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Settlement Reached in L'Oreal Hair-Relaxer Injury Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Defective Product lawsuit.

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New York, NY: A settlement has been reached in a defective products class action lawsuit pending against L’Oreal alleging the cosmetics giant misrepresented the safety of its hair relaxer, consequently causing injury to consumers.

The lawsuit alleged that L'Oreal’s Amla Legend Rejuvenating Ritual Relaxer damages hair and causes burns and blisters on the scalp.

US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff certified a class of Florida purchasers who bought the product after December 1, 2012, and a class of New York purchasers who bought the product after August 19, 2013. Both classes are seeking full refunds based on allegations of unjust enrichment, according to court documents. Further, the New York class is seeking $50 in damages for each class member.

As well, classes of Florida and New York consumers seeking injunctive and declaratory relief were certified, because they claim they intend to buy hair relaxers in the future but can’t trust the advertising without injunctions barring L’Oreal from making the allegedly misleading statements, according to the filing. Judge Rakoff declined to certify national, multistate and non-economic injury classes of women.

According to court documents, “Each alleged injury in this case arose from the same product whose packaging contained the same allegedly misleading representations and omissions. ”

The case is In re: Amla Litigation, case number 1:16-cv-06593, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Reader Comments

I suffered horrible chemical burn and blisters that led to horrible scabs throughout my entire head. And after use of Loreals Amia Legend Relaxer my hair felt and looked dry, damage and die almost. Using this product was a mistake and terrible experience.
Posted by Peggy Townsend on

I used this product and it burned my scalp around my edges .
Posted by Tanya Goins on

What is this omg I permed my hair an my scalp is burning 2 weeks later omg this a mess up I keep washing my hair how bad could this be for loreal products.
Posted by Melonicece Ophelia Calhoun on

Took my hair out due to scalp burn! I live in California and I got a bad batch too, had to cut my hair all off and still having problems with regrowth!
Posted by Rosalind Rasheed on

I will never buy this product again it will burn your scalp really really bad
Posted by nicole Claiborne on

I used Oreals Amia Legend reguvenating Ritual Relaxer. It burnt my scalp for days.Verry painfull, and I thought it was supposed to be the best.I dont want to go through that again.Thank You
Posted by Laura Fraley on

I used this product once ams it caused my scalp to burn for a week!! How horrible of Loreal to false advertise like this!!
Posted by Melissa walther on

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