Snyder Law Firm Sues
L’Oréal In California Class Action
Involving Liquid Cosmetic Products
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 7, 2020 – If you are a woman who uses makeup, this may have happened to you: you buy liquid makeup (sometimes very expensive), but you can’t get a lot of it out of the bottle because the manual pump does a horrible job of dispensing the liquid. And to make matters worse, the pump doesn’t screw off—so there is no way for you to get at the stranded make-up!
That frustrating problem is the basis of a class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court today on behalf of California consumers against L’Oréal USA, Inc. (“L’Oréal”). The lawsuit targets four products manufactured and distributed by L’Oréal and Maybelline:
· L’Oréal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Foundation
· Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation
· L’Oréal Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream
· L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer
The Snyder Law Firm lawsuit (click here for Complaint) alleges consumers have been complaining for years that the pumps do a poor job of dispensing liquid cosmetic products from the containers and that large amounts of the liquid products (sometimes more than half) are stranded in the containers. Despite being aware of the problem, and even though much more efficient packaging options are available and used widely in the cosmetics industry, the lawsuit alleges L’Oréal intentionally continued to market and distribute the products using the inefficient closed pump design. The law firms bringing the lawsuit conducted independent laboratory testing, as well as a nationwide consumer survey to support the lawsuit.
Karen Snyder and Paul Snyder of the Snyder Law Firm—a firm that focuses on complex commercial litigation and other litigation matters—filed the case today. Two other law firms—both with extensive class action experience—will also be involved in the case. The attorneys from those firms are Laurence D. King and Matthew B. George of Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP in San Francisco, and Matthew L. Dameron and Amy Jackson of Williams Dirks Dameron LLC in Kansas City, MO.
For media inquiries, or consumers who have used any of these products and would like more information about the lawsuit, please contact:
Karen E. Snyder
Paul D. Snyder
SNYDER LAW FIRM LLC
10995 Lowell Ave., Suite 710
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Telephone: (913) 685-3900
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Snyder Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuits Against National Banks for Overcharging Foreclosed Homeowners
OVERLAND PARK, KS - September 30, 2020 - Homeowners who have just lost their homes in foreclosure proceedings are always in a financially vulnerable situation—yet those are the victims who have been defrauded of hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars each in a series of class action lawsuits filed by Snyder Law Firm.
Seven large national and regional banks are the defendants in the cases that have been filed in Kansas federal court. The lawsuits allege that the banks have overcharged numerous foreclosed homeowners over many years. The overcharges took place when the foreclosed homeowners “redeemed” their properties—essentially bought back the properties from the banks after the banks bought the properties at foreclosure sales.
The lawsuits allege that the redeeming homeowners were charged for a full year’s worth of hazard insurance on the properties, even though only a few months of insurance are typically needed. The banks were likely reimbursed for the unused insurance, but instead of giving those reimbursements to the foreclosed homeowners, the banks kept the reimbursements as an undeserved windfall.
The defendant banks include Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Bank of America, NationStar Mortgage, CitiMortgage, Bank of New York Mellon, and Fidelity Bank. The lawsuits allege that the unlawful bank practices have taken place in Kansas, but the lawsuits assert a national class as well, which would encompass other states where foreclosure redemptions are permitted. Persons who believe they may have been the victim of these practices can submit an inquiry here.
Snyder Law Firm—which focuses on complex commercial litigation and other litigation matters—is working with Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP in prosecuting the cases. Stueve Siegel Hanson is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a national litigation firm that has recovered billions of dollars in damages and relief for its clients in class actions and many other types of cases.