Golloher, et al. v. Todd Christopher International, Inc. DBA Vogue International, et al.
(ORGANIX CLASS SETTLEMENT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CASE NO. C 12-06002-RS
If You Bought Organix Brand Hair Care or Skin Care Products You May Be Entitled To Cash From A Class Settlement
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THIS NOTICE AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
A Federal Court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the labeling and advertising of Organix brand hair care and skin care products ("Products"). The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that the packaging and advertising of these Products misled consumers to believe that the Products were wholly organic. The maker of the Products, Todd Christopher International, Inc., which does business as Vogue International, denies all the plaintiffs' allegations and is entering into this settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing. The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong.
Am I a Class Member? You are a Class Member if you bought at least one of the Products at any time on or after October 25, 2008.
What Can I Get From the Settlement? A fund of $6.5 million will be created to pay Class Members for a portion of the cost of Products they purchased and to pay for notice and claim administration costs of up to $650,000 and attorneys' fees and costs of up to $1.625 million. Any remaining money in the fund will be donated to one or more non-profit charitable organizations. Such funds will not be returned to Todd Christopher International, Inc.
If you are a Class Member, you may return a Claim Form to receive $4 for each of the Products you purchased, up to a total of $28 per Class Member. A detailed Class Notice and copies of the Claim Form are available at the 'Important Documents' section of this website, by calling (855) 887-3482 or writing to Organix Class Settlement, Claims Administrator, Heffler Claims Group, P.O. Box 59029, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
What are My Options? To receive a cash payment you must submit a Claim Form no later than March 17, 2014. If you do nothing, you will get no money from the Settlement. If you do not wish to participate in the settlement and be bound by its terms, you may exclude yourself from the Class by February 5, 2014. If you exclude yourself, you can't get money from this settlement if it is approved, but you retain your right to sue regarding these claims. If you wish to object to the settlement, you must stay in the Class and object to it by February 5, 2014. This is only a summary. Visit the 'Important Documents' section of this website for important information about these options.
A Court authorized this notice. Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing on April 3, 2014 to decide whether to approve the settlement and Class Counsel's request for up to $1.625 million in attorneys' fees and costs. The motion(s) by Class Counsel for attorneys' fees and costs will be available for viewing on this settlement website after they are filed. You don't have to attend the hearing.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement:
- Submit a Claim Form by March 17, 2014: The only way to get a cash payment.
- Exclude Yourself from the Class by February 5, 2014: Get no settlement benefits. Remove yourself from both the settlement and the lawsuit.
- Object by February 5, 2014: Write to the Court about why you don't like the settlement.
- Do Nothing: Get no cash payment. Give up your rights.
Your rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are more fully explained in the Class Notice.
- Preliminary Approval Order (PDF: 50.7 KB)
- Stipulation of Settlement (with Exhibits) (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- Claim Form (English) (PDF: 15.6 KB)
- Formulario de Reclamo (PDF: 16 KB)
- Class Notice (English) (PDF: 93.4 KB)
- Notificacion Class (PDF: 102.3 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) (PDF: 89.1 KB)
- Amended Complaint (PDF: 136.7 KB)
- Order Continuing Hearing on Final Approval (PDF: 29.8 KB)
- Motion for Final Approval (PDF: 192.5 KB)
- Proposed Order re Final Approval (PDF: 54 KB)
- Motion for Attorneys' Fees (PDF: 245.1 KB)
- Proposed Order re Attorneys' Fees (PDF: 36.6 KB)
- Todzo Declaration (PDF: 4.4 MB)
You must mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than February 5, 2014.
You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than February 5, 2014.
Claim Form Deadline.
You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than March 17, 2014, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than March 17, 2014.
Final Approval Hearing Date.
The Final Approval Hearing, originally scheduled for March 27, 2014, has been continued to April 3, 2014 pursuant to Court Order. Please check this website for updates.