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The Honest Company’s Personal and Household Care Products

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The Honest Company’s Personal and Household Care Products

January 2018: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the final approval of the settlement. Later in January, the appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which were not disclosed.

December 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement.

July 2017: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for December 8, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.thcmarketingsettlementclaim.com/.

June 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive $2.50 in cash or credit for each product purchased (class members without proof of purchase are limited to 10 refunds). In addition, the company agreed to make certain labeling changes (e.g., not using the terms “all natural” or “100% natural” on any labels, not using the phrase “no harsh chemicals, ever!” on products that contain certain ingredients, and defining certain terms, such as “natural,” “naturally derived,” “plant-based,” and “plant-derived,” when they are used on product labels. (In Re: Honest Marketing Litigation, Case No. 16-cv-1125, S. D. NY.)

February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Honest Company for allegedly deceptively marketing personal, baby, and household care products as natural, “plant-based,” and containing “no harsh chemicals, ever” when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain synthetic and toxic ingredients. (Buonasera et al v. The Honest Company, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-1125, S. D. NY.)

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