Degree® and Dove® Deodorants

October/November 2015: This action was dismissed with prejudice, in accordance with the terms of a Confidential Settlement Agreement.

June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Unilever for allegedly deceptively packaging and labeling Degree® and Dove® deodorants and antiperspirants. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the packaging includes net weight statements that are actually greater than the weight of usable product and the total net weight of the usable product contained inside the package. In addition, the plaintiffs claim that the company deceptively uses slack-filled packaging in order to make consumers believe they are purchasing more product than they actually are. For example, the oval-shaped containers for Degree® and Dove® Clinical Protection products are approximately 4.25 inches long and 2.5 inches at their widest point when the deodorant sticks are approximately 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. (Brown et al v. Unilever United States, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-3563, E. D. NY.)

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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.

You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.

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