CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois woman is suing Walgreens for allegedly selling an aloe vera product that contains no actual aloe vera.
Shelley Waitzman filed a class-action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Aug. 16 against Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., doing business as Walgreens Co. (Walgreens), for allegations of false, deceptive and misleading advertising practices regarding its Alcohol Free Aloe Vera Body Gel product.
According to the lawsuit, Walgreens markets the product as containing aloe barbadensis leaf juice and carbomer, along with other ingredients. The plaintiff argues that, according to laboratory tests, the product does not contain actual aloe vera. Additionally, the product is allegedly not alcohol-free as its advertising suggests. The plaintiff claims that, due to these allegations, Walgreens is violating the Federal Drug & Cosmetics Act.
Waitzman seeks actual and statutory damages, as well as restitution. Additionally, she seeks an enjoinment that would force Walgreens to stop engaging in the alleged unlawful conduct in the future. Waitzman is represented by Jason T. Brown and Patrick S. Almonrode of the JTB Law Group LLC.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv08129