Neutrogena Will Pay $1.8M To Settle 'Natural' False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 2:15 PM EST) -- Neutrogena Corp. has agreed to pay consumers $1.3 million and cover up to $500,000 in attorneys' fees to settle claims that the company deceptively touted a line of cosmetic products as natural even though they contain synthetic ingredients like petrochemicals, according to court documents filed Thursday.

The agreement resolves a putative class action brought by Desiree Stephenson in January alleging that Neutrogena's marketing and advertising campaign for six of its cleansers and moisturizers is misleading because the accused products contain sodium benzoate, propylene glycol, glycerine and...
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