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Price Fixing Settlement Objectors Question Product Value

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A plan proposed by prestige beauty companies to settle a $175 mil. cosmetics price fixing lawsuit by offering free products fails to prove that all class members will receive their equal share of the settlement, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office claims in a brief submitted in Oakland, Calif. federal court

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