Class Action Lawsuit Against GlaxoSmithKline
The Lincare Class Action Lawsuit is a lawsuit which has been filed against GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline is a company that manufactures cleansers, anti-aging products and other skin care products. They are currently being investigated for charging their customers with having used their products without their knowledge. The investigation is part of the authorities’ efforts to crack down on corporate fraud.
The suit is based on the Federal False Claims Act, along with State False Claims Laws.
The lawsuit targets three specific products GlaxoSmithKline has manufactured: Persa scent, Sensicle and Citrus FX. Each of these products contain different levels of sodium laureth sulphate, also known as sodium lauryl sulphate. This chemical is used as a detergent to clean and soften the skin, and has been linked to many health problems over the years.
The Class Action Lawsuit was brought forward by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the US.
The lawsuit claims that GlaxoSmithKline did not list the dangerous ingredients it used in their skincare products on their labels, which is a violation of the Fair Trading Act. GlaxoSmithKline also has agreed to provide refunds to consumers who purchased any of the said lincare products within the past twelve months, if the person is still feeling discomfort or discomforts after using the product. Furthermore, GlaxoSmithKline will no longer sell any of its skincare products containing sodium lauryl sulphate.
If you are a resident of the United States, you can contact your state attorney general’s office to learn more about filing a state or federal lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline.
Furthermore, if you are a resident of the UK, you can contact the Citizens’ Complaints Service in England & Wales, UK to learn more about filing a class action lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline. In Australia, you can lodge a complaint with the Consumer & Corporate Complaints Assessment Centre (CCCA).
It is very important that you know what type of legal actions you can take once you have found out that GlaxoSmithKline was producing faulty skincare products.
The first action you can take is to register a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office. Secondly, you should inform all the contacts from your family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and anyone else who knew about the sales of GlaxoSmithKline lincares that were fraudulent. Once this has been done, you can proceed to file a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, as well as their distributors and suppliers.
If you are a United States resident, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
If you reside in England & Wales, you can contact the Citizens’ Complaints Service in England & Wales. If you reside in Australia, you can lodge a complaint with the Consumer & Corporate Complaints Assessment Centre (CCCA). In Canada, if you reside in British Columbia, Ontario, or Quebec, you can contact the Office of Fair Trading. The CCCA offers online filing of class action lawsuits on its website. You do not have to pay any filing fees for lodging a lawsuit once you find out that a company is defrauding consumers through its skincare products.