Consumers allege Monat hair care products cause sores, headaches

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 14, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – An Iowa couple alleges a line of hair care products failed to disclose harmful side effects.

Andrew and Deborah McWhortor filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Monat Global Corp. alleging violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that they suffered painful and irritating symptoms, including hair loss and increased breakage, head sores and significant headaches, from using hair products designed and distributed by the defendant. They allege they spent at least $300 on the defendant's defective products.

The plaintiffs allege they and the class have been damaged by paying for a defective product and were harmed by the defendant's omissions and misrepresentations.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for award of monetary damages including compensatory relief, punitive and actual damages, injunctive and declaratory relief, statutory damages and penalties, attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees, other costs and further relief that the court deems just. 

They are represented by Lance A. Harke and Barbara C. Lewis of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP in Miami Shores, Florida and Hart L. Robinovitch of Zimmerman Reed LLP in Scottsdale, Arizona.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 1:18-cv-20870

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