The Honest Company Products
December 2017: The parties notified the court that the settlement in Buonasera was granted final approval and that they anticipate filing a motion to dismiss this case.
January 2017: An amended complaint making similar claims (i.e., that the company markets products as natural and effective when they actually contain non-natural ingredients and are ineffective) was filed.
December 2016: A federal judge granted in part and denied in part the company’s motion to dismiss the complaint. Some of the claims – including ones for false advertising – will move forward while others were dismissed with leave to amend. Plaintiffs have until January 20, 2017 to amend the complaint.
January 2016: A Consolidated Class Action Complaint (combining the lawsuits against The Honest Company) was filed. The complaint makes similar allegations (i.e., that the company markets products – including hand soap, dish soap, diapers, multi-surface cleaner, and sunscreen – as natural and effective when, in reality, the products contain non-natural ingredients and the sunscreen is not effective).
September 2015: Two false advertising class-action lawsuits were filed against The Honest Company. Both lawsuits allege that the company misleadingly represents that its sunscreen is effective for sunblock protection when this claim is not true. According to one of the lawsuits (Michael et al v. Honest Company Inc.), the company continues to represent that its sunscreen provides “broad spectrum SPF 30” sun protection after reducing the amount of the only active sunscreen ingredient in March 2015.
The other lawsuit (Rubin et al v. The Honest Company, Inc.) also alleges that the company misleadingly represents that its Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Multi-Surface Cleaner, and Diapers are “natural” when they actually contain unnatural ingredients.
To read the full complaint in each case, click one the case information below.
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.