Reid, et al. v. Unilever United States, Inc., et al.,
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS; Case No. 12 CV 6058 (and two other related matters)
UPDATE (1/18/16): The Court granted Final Approval to the Settlement on July 29, 2014. Appeals were filed on August 27, 2014 and September 9, 2014. One of the appeals was dismissed on December 18, 2014, and the other appeal is still pending. A hearing on the appeal was held on September 29, 2015, but no ruling on the appeal has yet been issued. No claims can be paid until after the appeal is resolved and the Settlement becomes final. This website will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
Welcome to the official website regarding the settlement of a class action filed against Unilever United States, Inc. ("Unilever") and two other companies (collectively, "Defendants") and arising out of the purchase or use of the Suave® Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit ("Smoothing Kit") in the United States before February 17, 2014.
The Plaintiffs allege that Unilever misled consumers into purchasing and using the Smoothing Kit by making false and misleading statements concerning the safety of the Smoothing Kit, and by failing to disclose that the Smoothing Kit posed an unreasonable risk of hair and/or scalp injury when used by consumers in accordance with the product warnings and instructions, or when misused by consumers in ways that were foreseeable. All Defendants deny that they did anything wrong and deny that the Smoothing Kit posed an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers.
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and is titled "Reid, et al. v. Unilever United States, Inc., et al.," Case No. 12 CV 6058 (the "Lawsuit"). Related cases were filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. This website is maintained by the Settlement Administrator retained and supervised by the Parties and approved by the Court.