WEN® Hair Care Class Action | Official Settlement WebSite

Friedman, et al. v. Guthy-Renker et al.
In the United States District Court for the Central District of California; Case No. 2:14-cv-06009-ODW

Welcome to the WEN® Hair Care Class Action | Official Settlement WebSite

UPDATE (1/2/18): On August 22, 2017, the Court entered an Order Granting Final Approval and Entering Final Judgment to the Settlement. Appeals were filed on September 14, 2017, September 19, 2017, and September 22, 2017. All appeals have been dismissed and the Settlement has become final and effective.

Tier 1 payments will be mailed on January 12, 2018. We anticipate that Tier 2 payments will be mailed on or before March 9, 2018.

The website and settlement information line will be updated with further information when additional information is available.

The Settlement will provide a total of $26,250,000 to fully settle and release claims of all persons who purchased and/or used WEN® in the United States and its territories, excluding any person who purchased WEN® for resale and any person who previously signed a release of claims relating to WEN Hair Care Products, among others.

The Settlement resolves a lawsuit brought against Guthy-Renker, LLC and WEN by Chaz Dean, Inc., (together “Defendants”). The lawsuit alleges that Defendants designed, manufactured and sold WEN® which allegedly caused certain users to suffer personal injury including hair loss, hair damage or scalp irritation. Plaintiffs also asserted that statements made in connection with the marketing of WEN® were untrue and misleading. Defendants vigorously deny these allegations and contend that there is no link between hair loss and WEN®. Liability is disputed in this matter, and WEN® has not been proven to cause hair loss to consumers, nor has it been legally determined that any advertising of the Products was false or misleading. The makers of WEN® stand behind the quality, safety, and formulation of the Products, all of which meet or exceed all safety and quality standards set by the cosmetics industry.

To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you should view the Settlement Documents, including the Long Form Notice.