Judge Grants Class Cert In Hair Products Suit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a nationwide class of consumers who accuse GIB LLC of falsely touting its hair straightening products as being formaldehyde-free, while a federal regulator revealed it was investigating the company after receiving similar complaints.

Judge John F. Walter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California certified a class of all persons and entities in the U.S. who bought GIB's popular hair straightening product, Brazilian Blowout Solution, and a related product called Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing...
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