LOS ANGELES – Three consumers allege a hair relaxer kit is defective and causes injury and have filed a class-action suit.
Sharon Manier, Dorothy Riles and Lakeytra Nero filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Sept. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against L'Oreal USA Inc. and Soft Sheen-Carson LLC citing the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California's False Advertising Law and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages and injuries from using the SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer. The plaintiffs hold L'Oreal USA Inc. and Soft Sheen-Carson LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to inform their consumers of the potential harmful effects their product could cause, such as hair loss and breakage, burns and scalp irritation.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory, statutory and punitive damages; interest; restitution; all legal fees; and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Mark J. Geragos and Ben J. Meiselas of Historic Engine Co. No. 28 in Los Angeles and Lori G. Feldman, Andrea Clisura and Courtney E. Maccarone of Levi & Korsinsky LLP in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06886-ODW-KS