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Toxic Hair Relaxer Brands
Some of the common hair relaxer brands include:
236 Cases total in the MDL
Motion filed by the Defendants
The Defendants attempt to delay by pushing for limits on discovery.
Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health have demonstrated a link between the usage of chemical hair straighteners and declines in fertility and highlights racial discrepancy indicating Black, Hispanic, and mixed-race people are more likely to use these products and potentially be exposed to their harmful chemicals. The findings were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
A Master Complaint was submitted to the Court. A Master Complaint is a consolidated document that outlines the common allegations raised in multiple individual lawsuits. Its primary purpose is to streamline the litigation.
Across the Pond Push to Ban Hair Relaxers
Politicians and activist groups in the UK are calling for cosmetic companies to take all hair relaxer products off the shelves.
Direct Filing Order
A new order from the MDL in Chicago in the chemical hair straightener class action lawsuit allows plaintiffs to file directly in the MDL instead of filing in their home state and waiting for the court to transfer the claim.
Revlon has not been pulled into the hair relaxer class action lawsuit as a defendant because Revlon Inc. filed bankruptcy shortly before the hair relaxer litigation got started. As a result, the automatic bankruptcy stay has protected Revlon from being sued.
First Status Conference
Judge Mary Rowland held the first status conference with all parties in the new hair relaxer class action MDL.
MDL Location Confirmed!
The EPA announced it will list certain chemicals found in hair relaxer products to its list of harmful toxic chemicals.
Class Action Hearing Today
The MDL (Multi District Litigation) hearing took place in Miami.
Defendants Oppose any Lawsuit
The Defendants oppose any consolidated MDL, arguing that a class action would “breed inefficiency” because the hair straightener lawsuits share little in common.
A Medical Monitoring Class
A second type of class action was filed requesting the Defendants pay for a medical monitoring program for women who may be at risk from the harms of chemical hair relaxers. It seeks regular medical exams or tests for potential health problems due to exposure to harmful substances.
Class Action Requested
A motion requesting consolidation of all the hair relaxer lawsuits into a new class action MDL was filed. The motion requests that the MDL be assigned to Judge Mary Rowland in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).