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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Case No. 2:13-cv-02213 (E.D. Cal)

IF YOU PURCHASED TRESEMMÉ NATURALS NOURISHING MOISTURE SHAMPOO, NOURISHING MOISTURE CONDITIONER, RADIANT VOLUME SHAMPOO, RADIANT VOLUME CONDITIONER, VIBRANTLY SMOOTH SHAMPOO, OR VIBRANTLY SMOOTH CONDITIONER YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

A Federal Court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the packaging of the following TRESemmé Naturals products: Nourishing Moisture Shampoo, Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, Radiant Volume Shampoo, Radiant Volume Conditioner, Vibrantly Smooth Shampoo, and Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner (collectively, the “Products”).

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit assert that the Products’ packaging falsely indicated they were natural. Defendant Conopco, Inc. d/b/a Unilever (“Unilever” or “Defendant”) denies all the plaintiffs’ allegations and is entering into this settlement, among other reasons, to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.

You are a member of the Class if you purchased at least one of the following TRESemmé Naturals products: Nourishing Moisture Shampoo, Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, Radiant Volume Shampoo, Radiant Volume Conditioner, Vibrantly Smooth Shampoo, or Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner.

The following persons are excluded from the Class: (a) Defendant, (b) the officers, directors, or employees of Defendant, (c) any entity in which Defendant has a controlling interest, (d) any affiliate, legal representative, heir, or assign of Defendant, (e) the judge to whom this case is assigned and any member of the judge’s immediate family; (f) all persons who submit a valid request for exclusion from the Class; and (g) those who purchased the Products for the purpose of resale.

Unilever will create a fund of $3.25 million to pay Class Members’ claims, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses and certain administrative costs. You may obtain a cash payment from the fund if you purchased one of the Products. The amount of your payment will depend on the statements in your Claim Form and the support you may provide, as well as on the total volume of valid claims received. Unilever has agreed to discontinue sale of the Products under the "TRESemmé Naturals" label as a result of this Litigation.

You must return a Claim Form to get a cash payment. The Claim Forms are simple and easy to complete. The Claim Form requires that you provide:

  1. Your mailing address;
  2. The number of each of the Products you purchased; and
  3. Your signature under penalty of perjury, confirming that the information provided is true and correct.

Please submit a Claim Form if you think that you have a claim. Submitting a Claim Form is the only way to receive a cash payment from this settlement. No claimant may submit more than one Claim Form, and two or more claimants may not submit Claim Forms for the same alleged damage.

You may claim up to ten Products per household without submitting any proof of purchase, but you may claim more than ten Products per household if you submit valid proof of your purchases along with your Claim Form. The Claim Administrator may request additional information if the Claim Form is insufficient to process your claim. Failure to provide any requested documentation may result in the denial of your claim and may limit the type of remedy you receive.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don't act.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM The only way to be eligible for a cash payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Get no settlement benefits. Remove yourself from both the settlement and the lawsuit.
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you don't like the settlement.
DO NOTHING Get no cash payment. Give up your rights.