Cosmetic Giants Hit With $100M Animal Testing Suit

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 3:05 PM EST) -- Estee Lauder Inc., Avon Products Inc. and Mary Kay Inc. were targeted Tuesday in a $100 million class action accusing the cosmetics companies of falsely claiming that their products were not tested on animals.

The complaint alleges that the companies began animal testing in order to sell their products in China, while continuing to advertise their cosmetics as “cruelty free” and not tested on animals. The complaint seeks over $100,000,000 in punitive and compensatory damages.

Plaintiffs' attorney Michael Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP said the companies...
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