Last year, a consumer alleged Tarte’s claims about their line being natural were false.
Jeannie Patora filed a complaint in 2018 with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Tarte over alleged violation of the New York General Business Law by claiming they used natural ingredients when in fact their products contains contain synthetic ingredients like glycerin, kaolin and sodium benzoate.
Up until now no word has been heard about the lawsuit but this morning word broke that Tarte agreed to pay $1.7 million in a settlement with customers who claimed they falsely advertised their products. No word yet if the settlement will be accepted as of yet. Tarte has not admitted they have done anything wrong and likely never will considering how things turned out all sunshine and roses for Sunday Riley.
Those Class Members who can provide proof or purchase can receive a full refund for their Tarte products. If you do not have a receipt you can claim $5 per product (limited to ten items) however, in doing so you waive your right to pursue independent litigation against the Tarte. The expiration for this deal is January 21st, 2020. This deal is available for purchases made between 11/13/2013 through 01/21/2020.
I’m curious if the 1.7 million settlement will be accepted or if they will pressure for further compensation.
What do you think of this lawsuit?
I’m actually glad someone finally stood up to a major brand and called them out on false claims. There are TOO many brands getting away with TOO many things lately and it’s about time someone finally said something.