Jason® and Avalon Organics® Products

February 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement.

October 2015: A federal judge preliminary approved a settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either:

  • A cash refund of 50% of the purchase price (those who do not have proof of purchased can recover a maximum of $50); or
  • A refund of 50% of the purchase price in the form of a cash refund and coupons to be used to purchase any Avalon Organics® brand or JASON® brand cosmetic (those who do not have proof of purchase can recover a maximum of $80).

Any money remaining in the settlement fund after all of the claims and expenses are paid will be distributed to the California Consumer Protection Foundation and the Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation. The settlement does not provide any injunctive relief. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for February 11, 2016.

May 2011: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against The Hain Celestial Group (and amended in August 2012) alleging that the company markets its Jason® and Avalon Organics® as “organic” when most of the ingredients are actually not organic. For more information about the status of the case, go to www.HainOrganicCosmeticsLawsuit.com. (Brown et al v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-03082, N. D. CA.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against The Hain Celestial Group and TINA.org’s coverage of the Company, click here.


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