Consumers Ask 9th Circ. To Revive Hain's Cosmetics Suit

By Daniel Siegal (February 8, 2016, 11:01 PM EST) -- Consumers who say The Hain Celestial Group lied about the "natural" contents of its Alba Botanica skin and hair care line urged the Ninth Circuit Monday to revive their proposed class action, arguing reasonable shoppers wouldn't expect to find synthetic ingredients in the products.

During oral arguments in Pasadena, California, Mark Kindall of Izard Nobel LLP, representing named plaintiffs Alessandra Balser and Ruth Kresha, urged a three-judge panel to reverse U.S. District Judge Manuel Real's ruling dismissing his clients' suit alleging The Hain Celestial Group Inc. falsely advertised the cosmetics line. Kindall argued that Judge Real was "clearly in error" in...

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