The following statement is being issued by Lexington Law Group regarding the Avalon Organics and JASON Brand Cosmetics Class Action Lawsuit.
If you purchased Avalon Organics® or JASON® brand cosmetic products, this class action notice may affect your rights.
A class action lawsuit is currently pending against The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. ("Hain Celestial") and includes Avalon Organics® and JASON® brand products. The lawsuit claims that Hain Celestial falsely sells, labels and/or represents certain cosmetic products as organic. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim these products violate California's Organic Products Act, which requires that cosmetic products advertised, marketed, sold, labeled, or represented as organic in California be made of at least 70 percent organic ingredients. The plaintiffs say that the packaging and advertising for these products mislead consumers to believe that the products were wholly or at least mostly organic, when, in fact, they were not. The defendant in the lawsuit denies all the plaintiffs' allegations. The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong.
Am I a Class Member?
You are a Class Member if you bought Avalon Organics® brand cosmetic products between May 11, 2007 and January 6, 2015 other than those that were USDA certified as organic and/or JASON® brand cosmetic products between May 11, 2007 and January 31, 2011 other than those that were USDA certified as organic.
What Am I Eligible to Receive?
No money is available now and there's no guarantee that there will be. The Court has not decided whether Hain Celestial did anything wrong and the two sides have not settled the case. If a settlement is reached, or if the lawyers prove their claims in a trial, then Class Members will be notified about how to ask for benefits.
If you are still not sure whether you are included as a Class Member, you can visit the website, www.HainOrganicCosmeticsLawsuit.com, call 1-800-481-7948, or write to Hain Celestial Organic Cosmetics Class Action, 1515 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19102, for more information.
What are My Options?
Do Nothing – If you do nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money that may come from a trial or a settlement, but, you give up any rights to sue Hain Celestial on your own about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. You will also be legally bound by all orders the Court issues and judgments the Court makes in this class action.
Exclude Yourself – If you exclude yourself from the Class – you will not get money from this lawsuit, even if Plaintiffs obtain money as a result of the trial or from any settlement (that may or may not be reached) between Hain Celestial and Plaintiffs. However, you may then be able to sue or continue to sue Hain Celestial about the same legal claims that are involved in this case, now or in the future. If you exclude yourself, you will not be legally bound by the Court's judgments in this class action.
If the case is not dismissed or settled, Class Counsel will have to prove Plaintiffs' claims at a trial. The Court has scheduled a trial to decide who is right in this case. The trial is currently set to begin on August 6, 2015 in Courtroom C - 15th Floor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. The date may change so check the website to be kept informed of the trial schedule. During the trial, the Judge and/or a jury will hear all of the evidence, so that a decision can be reached about whether Plaintiffs are right about their claims in the lawsuit. Plaintiffs will have to prove their claims. There is no guarantee that Plaintiffs will win or that they will get money for the Class.
This is only a summary. For more detailed information, please visit www.HainOrganicCosmeticsLawsuit.com, or call 1-800-481-7948.
SOURCE Lexington Law Group
CONTACT: Mark Todzo, Lexington Law Group, 415-913-7800