Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement in Softsoap Class Action Lawsuit
Jun 19, 2015, 08:00 ET
CONCORD, N.H., June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The parties today announced the preliminary approval of a settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit concerning the labeling and marketing of certain liquid hand soap products from 1992 to 2015, In re: Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The hearing on final approval of the settlement is scheduled for September 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 55 Pleasant Street Room 110, Concord, NH 03301.
The Company denies the plaintiffs' allegations of deceptive labeling and marketing of liquid hand soaps, but the parties have agreed to resolve the class action to remove the burden, expense and uncertainty of litigation. Colgate's current Softsoap liquid hand soap products do not make use of the ingredient, labeling or marketing statements at issue in the action.
The settlement applies to persons who purchased the affected products in the United States from January 1, 1992 to today's date. Additional information, including the deadline for submitting any objections to the settlement, is available at www.SoftSoapAntibacterialClassActionSettlement.com.
The proposed settlement will be reviewed by Judge Paul J. Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, where the consolidated class action lawsuit is pending. Further information concerning the details of the settlement are available from the court's docket, Case No. 1:12-md-02320-PB.
Douglas S. Clauson
SOURCE Angeion Group
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