Judge Halts Revival Of L’Oreal Lipstick Class Action

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge has dismissed requests to revive a class action alleging that L’Oreal USA Inc. negligently manufactured lipsticks that contained dangerous amounts of lead.

Ruth Koronthaly of South Orange, N.J., filed the initial class action complaint against L’Oreal and its distributor Proctor & Gamble Distributing LLC in 2007 in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey after the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics published a report indicating that some of the company's lipsticks contained dangerous levels of lead.

On Thursday District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh struck...
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