Hain Slammed For Using State Inquiry To Nix 'Organic' Suit

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 5:58 PM EST) -- A proposed class accusing The Hain Celestial Group Inc. of falsely advertising its Avalon Organics and Jason brand cosmetics as predominantly organic asked a California federal judge on Friday to keep the suit alive, arguing Hain had hid a state investigation now being touted as barring the plaintiffs' claims.

Rosminah Brown and Eric Lohela said in a 2011 complaint that Jason’s “pure, natural and organic” tagline and Avalon Organics’ name, which appear on the products’ front labels, violate the California Organic Products Act requiring products to...
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