Speed Stick® Deodorants
September 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Colgate-Palmolive Company for allegedly deceptively packaging deodorants and antiperspirants, including Speed Stick® Power and Speed Stick® Deodorant. According to the complaint, the size of the container gives consumers the mistaken impression that they are getting more deodorant than they actually are (i.e., the container is 5 ¾ inches high and 2 ¾ inches wide when the deodorant is actually 3 ½ inches long and 2 ½ inches wide). (Alberto et al v. Colgate-Palmolive Company, Colgate-Palmolive (America) Inc., and Colgate-Palmolive (New York) Inc., Case No. 14-cv-05649, E. D. NY.).
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.