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L’Oreal Hair-Relaxer Class Action A Far Cry From WEN, Or Next Plaintiff Payout?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Putative class actions against L’Oreal alleging that a Soft Sheen-Carson hair relaxer causes hair loss and scalp irritation have been consolidated in New York’s Southern District. Similar to complaints targeting WEN in recent years, the L’Oreal suits cite “an inherent design and/or manufacturing defect,” but L’Oreal says it provides ample warning of risks on product packaging and the category represents known hazards.

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