Baharestan v. Venus Laboratories

Case # 15-cv-03578
Case Name Baharestan v. Venus Laboratories
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Defendant retails a line of "green" household products under the trade name "Earth Friendly."  These products are marketed as being natural and free of synthetic ingredients.  However, plaintiffs allege that many of these products in fact contain one or more synthetic ingredients, some of which are known allergens.  The Earth Friendly packaging does not disclose the presence of these ingredients.

Final Approval Date 03/16/2016
Result
  1. The Helfand objection was withdrawn for lack of standing.
  2. Final approval granted.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
Order Granting Attorneys' Fees.pdf
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Objection of Steven F. Helfand

Objectors Steven F. Helfand
Signers Steven F. Helfand
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  2. Administrative costs are excessive.
  3. Class counsel under-states the size of the settlement class.
  4. Settlement fund is inadequate and many class members will receive a de minimis payment.
  5. Release is overbroad.
  6. Cy pres provisions are improper.

NOTE:  The Helfand objection was withdrawn for lack of standing.

Attachments Objection of Steven F. Helfand.pdf
Withdrawal of Helfand Objection.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Helfand Objection.pdf
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