Clinique Motion to Dismiss “Oil-Free” Class Action Denied by Judge
Clinique cannot evade a class action lawsuit alleging that the cosmetics company marketed its products falsely as “oil free.”
Norah Flaherty v. Clinique Laboratories LLC
An Illinois federal judge denied Clinique Laboratories LLC’s motion to dismiss the complaint. The Clinique Oil Free Class Action Lawsuit alleges that the labeling on its “oil-free” skin products is misleading since they actually contain oils.
The judge, however, dismissed claims related to the products that the lead plaintiff did not purchase.
Before purchasing Clinique’s products, it is unclear if Flaherty was aware they contained components she regarded as oils, U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen noted.
About the Clinique “Oil-Free” Lawsuit
Norah Flaherty, the lead plaintiff, filed the nationwide Clinique Oil Free Class Action Lawsuit earlier this year alleging that Clinique advertises at least eight products falsely as “oil-free.” Flaherty claims she and other customers paid a premium for the supposedly “oil-free” cosmetics but were misled by Clinique’s marketing since the products contain oils.
According to Flaharty, she purchased various Clinique makeup products labeled “oil-free.” Moreover, “oil-free” indicates that the product does not contain components that turn liquid at room temperatures, are more viscous yet less dense than water, do not mix with water, and are slippery or slick to the touch.
The plaintiff asserts that she paid extra for Clinique products because she dislikes the way oil feels on her skin or the way it interacts with the other products she uses. She claims, however, that she learned that the Clinique cosmetics she purchased contain a variety of oils.
As per the lawsuit, Clinique cosmetics contain a variety of oils, including dimethicone, isostearyl neopentanoate, and tocopherol acetate.
Editor’s Note on Clinique Oil Free Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is written to inform you of the judge’s ruling over the motion for dismissal of Clinique regarding its “oil-free” class action lawsuit. We suggest you read another lawsuit against Clinique, the Live Probiotics Case.
Case Name & No.: Norah Flaherty v. Clinique Laboratories LLC, Case No. 1:21-cv-03447
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division
Allegations: Clinique allegedly advertised its product as “oil-free” when it contained oil
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