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Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Products

Class Action

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Products

February 2021: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal. (Case No. 21-55141, 9th Cir.)

January 2021: This case was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled..

July 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1345, S.D. Cal.)

May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly failing to disclose that its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products contain the cancer-causing chemical asbestos and falsely marketing the products are safe and “free of asbestos.” (Gutierrez et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case No. 37-2019-00025810, California State Court – San Diego)


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Zarbee’s Gripe Water

Class Action

Zarbee’s Gripe Water

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that products “help[] ease occasional gas & stomach discomfort” associated with colic and hiccups in newborns when none of the ingredients have been shown to provide the…

OGX Shampoos and Conditioners

Class Action

OGX Shampoos and Conditioners

Allegations: Falsely representing that products smooth, nourish, soften, repair and revive hair without disclosing that ingredients in the products cause significant hair loss and irritate the scalp

OGX Shampoo and Conditioner

Class Action

OGX Shampoo and Conditioner

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing products will smooth, nourish, soften, repair and revive hair without disclosing that they contain an ingredient – DMDM hydantoin – that causes hair loss and scalp irritation

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Class Action

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Allegations: Misleadingly labeling products as containing no trans fats and being safe for human consumption when the spreads contain partially hydrogenated oils, which are trans fats that increase the risk…

Lactaid Dietary Supplements

Class Action

Lactaid Dietary Supplements

Allegations: Misleadingly advertising that supplements prevent, treat, cure and mitigate lactose intolerance without FDA approval to make such claims

Oil-Free Neutrogena Skincare Products

Class Action

Oil-Free Neutrogena Skincare Products

In December 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising Neutrogena skincare products – including Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel and Oil Free…

Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Class Action

Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

In 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin as being “Oil-Free” when, according to…

Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes

Class Action

Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes

August 2020: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in New Jersey. (Case No. 20-cv-10406, D.N.J.) July 2020: The case was transferred from state court to…

Tylenol® Rapid Release Gelcaps

Class Action

Tylenol® Rapid Release Gelcaps

May 2020: A federal judge dismissed certain claims but allowed the false advertising claims to move forward. July 2019: The same named plaintiff, along with several other individuals, filed a…

Infants’ Tylenol

Class Action

Infants’ Tylenol

June 2020: A federal court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. December 2019: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for…

Neutrogena Sunscreen

Class Action

Neutrogena Sunscreen

December 2017: The remaining claims in this case were voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which were not disclosed. October…

Pure & Free® Sunscreens

Class Action

Pure & Free® Sunscreens

November 2017: This consolidated action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2017: This…

Aveeno “Active Naturals” Products

Class Action

Aveeno “Active Naturals” Products

January 2018: Both appeals were voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which were not disclosed. November 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. Later in November, two objectors…

Aveeno Baby Brand Natural Products

Class Action

Aveeno Baby Brand Natural Products

July 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. May 2019: Plaintiffs moved for final approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with…

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator

Class Action

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator

In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly falsely advertising the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask and Mask Activator (an acne treatment where a…

Aveeno® Natural Sunscreen Products

Class Action

Aveeno® Natural Sunscreen Products

June 2017: This case was administratively closed because the parties reached a settlement agreement and asked for 30 days to memorialize the agreement in writing. The terms of the agreement…

Aveeno’s Natural Claims

Class Action

Aveeno’s Natural Claims

July 2015: The Smith action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2014: This…

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Class Action

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly falsely labeling Benecol Regular and Light Spreads as containing “No Trans Fats” and…

Listerine Total Care Mouthwash

Class Action

Listerine Total Care Mouthwash

June 2015: The parties withdrew the appeal, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2014: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the November 2014 order.…

Nectresse® Natural No Calorie Sweetener

Class Action

Nectresse® Natural No Calorie Sweetener

December 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The named plaintiff’s claims were dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot…

Aveeno Baby Wash

Class Action

Aveeno Baby Wash

October 2013: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.…

Johnson’s® Bedtime Products

Class Action

Johnson’s® Bedtime Products

January 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. (Leiner et al v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-5876, N. D. IL.) August 2016: After…

“Active Naturals” Aveeno Products

Class Action

“Active Naturals” Aveeno Products

September 2014: Plaintiffs withdrew their motion to transfer and consolidate related lawsuits. June 2014: Plaintiffs moved to transfer (i. e. move a case to another court) and consolidate (i. e.…

Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Bath Products

Class Action

Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Bath Products

June 2014: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. January 2013: A class-action lawsuit…

Aveeno Sunscreen

Class Action

Aveeno Sunscreen

April 2013: The case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. August 2012: A…

Neutrogena Naturals

Class Action

Neutrogena Naturals

August 2013: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement of this action. According to the settlement terms, each class member may receive up to $10 ($1 for each…

Aveeno and Neutrogena Sunscreens

Class Action

Aveeno and Neutrogena Sunscreens

August 2015: A federal judge granted Johnson & Johnson’s and Neutrogena’s motion for summary judgment finding that there are no issues of material fact because the companies provided evidence that:…

Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Sunscreen

Class Action

Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Sunscreen

September 2013: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons have not been…

Neutrogena Sunscreens

Class Action

Neutrogena Sunscreens

March 2016: The parties agreed to dismiss this action and it was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have…

The Packaging for Tylenol®

Class Action

The Packaging for Tylenol®

April 2015: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not been…

The Packaging of Motrin®

Class Action

The Packaging of Motrin®

October 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons have not been disclosed. March 2015: A class-action lawsuit was…

Benecol® Spreads

Class Action

Benecol® Spreads

In July 2015, a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. after the parties reached a…


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