NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Two New York residents are suing a personal care and household care company, alleging it misleadingly, falsely and deceptively labels its products.
Brad Buonasera and Manon Buonasera, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Feb. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against The Honest Company, alleging violations of the New York General Business Law, breach of express warranty, and unjust enrichment.
The suit states Honest labels many of its personal care, baby care, and household care products as "natural," "all natural," "naturally derived," and "plant-based." Honest also labels its products as containing "no harsh chemicals (ever!)," the complaint states.
The suit alleges, however, that Honest's products contain a substantial number and significant amount of synthetic ingredients. Furthermore, some of these synthetic ingredients, such as phenoxyethanol, are federally classified as toxic substances, the lawsuit says.
Brad and Manon Buonasera and others in the class seek restitution and disgorgement, statutory damages, other monetary damages, injunctive relief, interests, attorney fees, and other costs of the suit. They are represented by attorney Yvette Golan of The Golan Firm in Houston, attorney Kim E. Richman of The Richman Law Group in Brooklyn, New York, attorney Todd S. Garber of Finkelstein Blankinship Frei-Pearson & Garber in White Plains, New York, and attorneys Beth Terrell and Samuel Strauss of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie in Seattle.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 7:16-CV-01125-KMK