Avon Says Animal Test Class Action Has 'Rampant' Problems

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Avon Products Inc. urged a California federal judge on Friday not to certify a class action alleging the cosmetics giant lied to customers by hiding the fact it conducts animal testing in foreign countries.

The makeup company argued in the opposition that the proposed class lacks several certification prerequisites, including commonality, required under federal law. The company also alleged that proposed lead plaintiff Marina Beltran has “rampant credibility problems.”

Avon said consumers were misled into believing the company lied to its customers about its animal testing...
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