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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

If you purchased and/or used WEN® Hair Care Products, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

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® Hair Care Products (“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. However, to avoid the cost of a trial, and potential risks for both sides, the Parties have reached a Class Action Settlement, which was preliminarily approved by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on October 28, 2016.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read the Long Form Notice carefully.

Your legal rights and options in this Settlement:

  • Submit a Claim Form – The only way to get a payment.
  • Exclude Yourself – Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to be part of another lawsuit against the Defendants involving WEN®.
  • Object – Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.
  • Do Nothing – Get no payment. Give up rights to assert an action against Defendants involving WEN®.

Your rights and options — and the deadlines to exercise them — are explained in the Long Form Notice.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

IF YOU ARE A CLASS MEMBER AND YOU WISH TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT, YOU MUST FILE A TIER 1 or TIER 2 CLAIM ONLINE, BY EMAIL, OR POSTMARKED BY MAIL NO LATER THAN April 28, 2017. TO PROCEED ONLINE, PRESS THE BUTTON BELOW.

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.