Multi-Level Marketing

Published on May 15th, 2018

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Monat Global Class Actions Piling Up

Lawsuits against Monat Global, an MLM company based in Florida that sells hair care products, are piling up with nine filed in the first five months of 2018. In addition to claims that Monat misleadingly markets its hair care products as safe and free of certain chemicals, lawsuits allege that the company fails to warn consumers that the products may cause hair loss and/or damage hair. In addition, several of the complaints allege that the company is operating a pyramid scheme. Firing back, Monat has sued at least one former distributor and two hair stylists this year (See Feb. 19 complaint and Feb. 21 complaint) claiming that these defendants made disparaging comments about the company. Below are the cases that TINA.org is currently tracking.

Case Name
(Court, Date Filed)
Failure to Warn Claims Pyramid Scheme Claims Hidden Ingredient Claims Status
Sohovich v. Monat Global
(S. D. FL., Feb. 2018)
 √ Pending
Whitmire v. Monat Global
(S. D. FL., Feb. 2018)
 √  √  √ Stayed
McWhortor v. Monat Global
(S. D. FL., Mar. 2018)
 √ Pending
Alabaster v. Monat Global
(W. D. OK., Mar. 2018)
 √  √  √ Pending
Merritt v. Monat Global
(N. D. TX., Mar. 2018)
 √  √  √ Pending
Botallico v. Monat Global
(S. D. CA., Apr. 2018*)
 √ Pending
Hoffpauir v. Monat Global
(S. D. FL., Apr. 2018)
 √  √  √ Pending
Row v. Monat Global
(S. D. FL., May 2018)
 √ Pending
Maur v. Monat Global,
(S. D. FL., May 2018)
 √  √ Pending

*Originally filed in state court and transferred to federal court

For more of TINA.org’s coverage of Monat Global, click here.

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