Organix class action settlement

UPDATE: Details on how to file a claim for the Organix Class Action Lawsuit Settlement are now available!

The maker of Organix skin and hair care products has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit over claims that it falsely labeled its products as organic. The Organix class action settlement was filed in California federal court on August 22 and resolves all claims related to its allegedly deceptive marketing and advertising practices.

Under the terms of the Organix settlement, defendant Vogue International will pay $6.5 million into a fund set aside to compensate consumers who purchased Organix products. Class Members who submit valid claims are eligible to receive $4 for each Organix product they purchased, up to a maximum of $28. The class action settlement will also prohibit Vogue from manufacturing skin and hair care products under the Organix brand. The company also agreed to stop using the term “organic” on a product label unless at least 70 percent of its ingredients are organically produced.

The Organix class action lawsuit was initially filed by Andrea Golloher, Roberta Chase, Michael Shapiro and Brenda Brown in Alameda County Superior Court in 2012. In November, Vogue removed the case to California federal court. Vogue moved to dismiss the class action lawsuit, arguing that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring breach of warranty claims in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas because they had not purchased Organix products in those states. They agreed to settle the lawsuit before the judge ruled on their motion to dismiss, although Vogue continues to deny that its marketing and advertising was false or misleading.

In an amended version of the class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs claimed that the name “Organix” was misleading, and that the products contained only 10 percent organic ingredients. They allege that they would not have paid the higher price for the products had they known that they were not truly organic. When making the decision to buy the hair and skin care products, they relied on the front and back labels, which stated that the products contained organic ingredients.

The Organix class action settlement was reached after an all-day mediation session with Randall W. Wulff, a highly-respected mediator in Oakland, California. Organix products typically sell for $7.99, but Vogue often offers the products at a “buy one get one free” discount. In the class action settlement, the parties agreed that a reimbursement of $4 per product was fair. They also agreed that future purchasers of the Organix product line would be protected by the injunction preventing Vogue from making misleading statements about organic ingredients in its products.

Under the terms of the Organix settlement, Class Members include “all individuals in the United States who purchased at least one of Vogue’s Organix brand hair care and/or skin care products from October 25, 2008 to the date notice to the Class is first published.”

Details on how to file a claim for the Organix class action settlement were not immediately available. Top Class Actions will update our readers when a Settlement Administrator website is established. Keep checking Top Class Actions or sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter below to receive settlement updates. [UPDATE: Claim filing instructions are now up! See our detailed instructions.]

The plaintiffs are represented by Mark N. Todzo, Howard Hirsch and Lisa Burger of Lexington Law Group.

The Organix Class Action Lawsuit is Golloher, et al. v. Todd Christopher International Inc. dba Vogue International, Case No. 3:12-cv-06002-RS, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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65 Comments

  • Yazmin Quezada August 29, 2013

    I purchased the Organix shampoo and other supplies, please inform me when I can fill out the form.

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • Katrina D. McCullar August 29, 2013

    Organix Shampoo Maker Agrees to $6.5M Class Action Settlement

    By Anne Bucher

    I purchased this product how do I get added to the class. I bought this shampoo at Target

  • dadbear August 29, 2013

    obviously Katrina D. McCullar didnt read the words DIRECTLY ABOVE the space provided for her name. DUH

  • dadbear August 29, 2013

    jesus! doesnt anyone read the damn article before posting their comment? DUH what a couple f—tards

  • Kandis shannon August 30, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • Kandis shannon August 30, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • Kandis shannon August 30, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • Kandis shannon August 30, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • Kandis shannon August 30, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • shana edwards August 30, 2013

    I still have several different bottles of various Organix products. I need to be added.

  • Mary Johnson September 2, 2013

    I bought several bottles of Organix from my local walmart, please add me to this, I already used one

  • shirley Ott September 2, 2013

    This had been my favorite shampoo…purchased from CVS,Publix and wallmart and Target. Have used both shampoo and conditioner for several years….paying approx 5.99 per bottle….
    Sign me up !!

  • Jeanne Etherton September 2, 2013

    I have been using these products for ever, I have multiple back up bottles. Please include me in this.

  • barbara hudson September 2, 2013

    I bought several bottles of these shampoo and conditioner over the years. Can I get my money back?

  • Deanne Duron September 2, 2013

    My daughter got me hooked on these products. I have been using them for years. I buy them at Walmart.

  • Sierra Duron September 2, 2013

    I have used all their products forever!!! When I lived with my mom I even got her to start using them. Please include me in this.

  • Alec Duron September 2, 2013

    Please add me to this. When I used to live at home with my mother and sister I always used these. Now that I have moved out I buy them myself.

  • luiz carlos dos sant September 2, 2013

    Wtf I bought a couple bottles from Walmart for my children, I still have them on the shelf now !!! How do I get added to this settlement

  • Josh Butcher September 2, 2013

    I have bought this product for years for my wife. Please include us in this and let us know when and how we can file a claim.

  • Chelsea September 2, 2013

    Wow!! I adore their products since they have nice non-damaging sulfate free shampoos. Shame on them.

  • Tina September 2, 2013

    Me too!

  • tracey September 2, 2013

    false advertising!! shame on them!

  • sonia stewart September 3, 2013

    I have 4 bottles of the product in the bathroom right now.

  • mateldia Ferguson September 3, 2013

    on label was misleading i am on a budget and and my hair did not show any signs of improving

  • Carol Olinger September 3, 2013

    I tried shampoo and conditioner

  • Loretta DeWitt September 3, 2013

    I have purchased Organix Shampoo and Conditioner many of times over the past years.

  • Deborah Fochler September 3, 2013

    This is the ONLY shampoo I have used for the last few years. Right now I have a bottle of shampoo and conditioner of – smoothing shea butter and revitalizing pomegranate and green tea. It is fairly expensive and rarely on sale but have found to be a very good shampoo and conditioner.

  • Irela Castillo September 3, 2013

    Have purchased Organix Shampoo a few times, dropped it after I found out that it wasn’t doing anything for my hair.

  • Jean Dibble September 3, 2013

    I had purchased organix shampoo & conditioner & i like the products.

  • Justina ooper September 3, 2013

    Yes indeed,I also purchased the skin care and the shampoo and i knew from the first cuple of weeks after using both items that; it just didn’t look or feel any thing..

  • Sarah Perez September 3, 2013

    I have purchased both the shampoo and conditioner of this label. Please add me to this settlement.

  • mary anne dootson September 3, 2013

    uh-oh, have been using for along time.
    not really unhappy with product

  • cnplkart September 3, 2013

    Me and my wife have purchased so many shampoos and conditioner thinking its organic. We started losing hair and whitening. this is ridiculous

  • Lisa September 4, 2013

    I purchase Organix all the time! Omg, I thought it was truly organic. That’s a shame-what company is trustworthy nowadays??

  • Heather S September 4, 2013

    I bought this thinking it was also organic. Please add me to this settlement.

  • Dorothy Johnson September 4, 2013

    I purchased their products for myself, my daughter and granddaughters. I am NOT happy about this. Please add me to the class action case.

  • Tina Jahelka September 4, 2013

    I purchase this ALL the time,thinking it was organic,I am NOT happy about this at all!!! PLEASE ADD ME TO THE CLASS ACTION CASE!!!

  • tracy klein September 4, 2013

    pls add me to this suit or notify me. i have 2 bottles in my shower at this time. i purchased a bottle of shampoo and conditioner for many of my co-workers as a xmas gift. very upset to find this bit of information out. i will be switching products.

  • Diane Burney September 5, 2013

    I have purchased both the shampoo and condition. Please add me to this settlement.

  • michelle smith September 5, 2013

    I have been using shampoo and conditioner for over a year please add me to the settlement.

  • Tylar Moore September 5, 2013

    I have been using Organix for many years. Please add me to the class action settlement.

  • Karen Tennille September 6, 2013

    WOW!!!!!!! I’ve used both the shampoo and conditioner. I have been using them for quiet some time now. I have them now in my bathroom shower as we speak. Its very upsetting to find out this information. Add me to the class action settlement please.

  • Lynda Perry September 6, 2013

    I have used both shampoo and conditioner for over a year. Add me to the class action settlement.

  • cathy glaneuski September 8, 2013

    add me to the settlement

  • Eileene Archer September 9, 2013

    Add me to the settlement. I have used both products

  • Janel Thomas September 11, 2013

    I am very disappointed! I have been using their products for two years, please add me to the settlement.

  • DAVID DEBURRO September 17, 2013

    HELLO,
    I HAVE PURCHASED AND UTILIZED THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCT, SEVERAL TIMES CURRENTLY, AND IN THE PAST…
    PLEASE CONTACT ME AT YOUR CADENCE REGARDING THIS LAWSUIT…

  • antonietta Carusone September 18, 2013

    HI,
    please add me to the lawsuit

  • Rebecca Seitz September 18, 2013

    I bought this product one time for myself and did not finish it. My hair would mat up in the shower and become a big knot. I stopped using it.

  • monique hopkins September 18, 2013

    Please add me to the class action settlement.

  • mary September 20, 2013

    My daughter and myself have been using for years!!!

    please add me to the lawsuit.adok

  • anna marie petalino September 23, 2013

    Please add me to the list I have purchased these also and have thought it was all organic

  • vicki minzes September 23, 2013

    Please add me to suit. Still have this product.

  • kimberly dinsio September 25, 2013

    I too have them in my shower..so upsetting.

  • JOSEPH MILLER October 1, 2013

    MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER USED THESE PLEASE ADD ME TO LIST

  • naseem dastgerdi October 1, 2013

    currently using these products please add me to the list :(

  • ann abram October 15, 2013

    my daughter his this product.

  • barbara abram October 15, 2013

    Face (allegedly)

  • jennell June 10, 2014

    any word on the settlement?

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA October 7, 2014

    HI. JENNELL. THE WABSITE SAYS. CHECKS WILL GO OUT NO LATER THEN NOVEMBER 1st 2014.
    THANKS T.C.A. FOR KEEPING US UPDATED

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