tell me no lyes: hair relaxer claims continue

In re Amla Litigation, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 3629226, No. 16-cv-6593 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 31, 2018)Plaintiffs brought fifteen claims, including false advertising, against L’Oreal based on alleged defects in the Amla Legend Rejuvenating Ritual Relaxer, which is used to chemically straighten naturally curly hair. The court previously certified a NY class and a Florida class, but now decertified the unjust enrichment classes and classes seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, granting summary judgment to L’Oreal on those claims, and also granted summary judgment on all dangerousness-related claims based on the relaxer component of the product and on the California plaintiffs’ omission-based fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims. Summary judgment was denied as to the NYGBL claims and all remaining claims based on dangerousness or representations or warranties regarding Amla’s ability to protect scalps or implicit misrepresentations that the product…

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