L'Oreal Wants Immediate End To Relaxer Burn Lawsuit Claims

Law360, New York (December 16, 2016, 3:20 PM EST) -- L’Oreal USA Inc. on Thursday struck back at allegations that it falsely promoted its hair relaxer kit as a safer alternative to lye-containing products, telling California federal judge the package explicitly warns users repeatedly of its capacity to cause injury, foreclosing the proposed class action’s “unreasonable interpretations” and claims.

In their September complaint, Sharon Manier and Dorothy Riles said L’Oreal introduced its amla relaxer in 2013 as a nourishing, no-lye relaxer for all types of hair, promising to make hair fuller and silkier through its key natural ingredient, amla oil. Instead, they say what they got was a product that contained...

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