lawsuits

The Claim Game

Lawsuit-happy litigators are targeting manufacturers over the use of ill-defined words like “natural” on product packaging. Here’s how the fallout may affect retailers.

With the rise in consumer interest in products labeled “natural” and “organic,” a host of lawsuits have arisen in recent years to refute those claims. This type of litigation poses a threat to a thriving sector of the beauty industry.

Murad Files Lawsuit Against CVS

Murad has filed an unfair business practices lawsuit against CVS for what it says is the unauthorized selling of diverted and defaced Murad products in CVS stores and on CVS.com, the skincare company announced June 8.

In the lawsuit, Murad alleges that because CVS has no authorized relationship with it, CVS secretly diverts Murad products from unknown sources to sell Murad’s highly sought-after products in CVS stores and on www.CVS.com.