A Lesson For Objectors In Class Action Settlements

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 5:31 PM EST) -- Class members who object to proposed settlements and pursue rival lawsuits may wish to review a recent federal court ruling approving the settlement of allegations that Hydroxatone deceived consumers nationwide by offering beauty products with risk-free trial offers and auto-shipment programs that, in fact, consisted of customer-service practices which failed to credit product returns or to cancel membership in the programs as requested by dissatisfied customers. Sabol v. Hydroxatone, No. 11-4586 (D.N.J. Nov. 26, 2013).

The court concluded that the objector’s claims were included in the...
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