SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of facial care products contains unnatural and synthetic ingredients dispute being advertised as natural.
Jennifer Meyers, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Stearn's Products Inc. over alleged violation of California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act, California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she and the class of consumers paid premium prices for defendant's DERMA-E based on the product's "natural" claims. The plaintiff alleges the defendant promotes and advertises the skin care products as being natural, but the products contains various synthetic ingredients such as zinc oxide and dimethicone.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, prejudgment interest, order of restitution and all other forms of equitable monetary relief, award of attorneys' fees, expenses and costs of suit. She is represented by Reuben D. Nathan of Nathan & Associates APC in San Diego and Jason P. Sultzer, Joseph Lipari and Adam Gonnelli of The Sultzer Law Group PC in Poughkeepsie, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00557-DMS-NLS