Various Method Cleaning and Personal Care Products
November 2016: A federal judge refused to stay the Labrado action pending approval of a settlement in a similar lawsuit because the Court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction and remanded the case to a California state court.
September and October 2016: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Method Products for allegedly falsely marketing various cleaning and personal care products – including Foaming Hand Wash, Gel Hand Wash, All Purpose Surface Cleaner, and Smarty Dish Plus – as using “Natural” or “Naturally Derived” ingredients when they actually contain synthetic and other unnatural ingredients.
- Daughtery et al v. Method Products, PBC and People Against Dirty, PBC, Case No. 16-cv-1226, N. D. NY.
- Labrado et al v. Method Products, PBC, Case No. 16-cv-5905, N. D. CA.
The Labrado complaint also alleges that the company markets products as plant-based, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic when, in reality, they contain ingredients that are not plant-based, not hypoallergenic, and that are toxic.
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.