If you bought certain Palmer’s brand products for stretch marks, you could be entitled to money from a legal settlement…

Filed under Palmers Cocoa Butter Case

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit with E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc. (“Defendant”) involving various Palmer’s Products for use on stretch marks (“Palmer’s Products”)

What Is the Lawsuit About?

The lawsuit claims that Defendant made misleading or false statements about the Palmer’s Products. Defendant denies any wrongdoing or illegal conduct but has agreed to settle the case.

What Palmer’s Products Are Included?

The Settlement includes collectively, E.T. Browne’s Palmer’s brand (1) Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, (2) Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks, (3) Organics Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, (4) Organics Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks, and (5) Organics Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks.

Am I a Member of the Class?

You are a member of the class if you purchased for personal consumption, and not for re-sale, one or more of the E.T. Browne’s Palmer’s Products listed above in the United States from April 2, 2003 until September 30, 2009.

What Does the Settlement Provide?

Money is available for eligible people who purchased the Palmer’s Products for personal use between April 2, 2003 and September 30, 2009. The Settlement also prohibits Defendant from advertising the Palmer’s Product in a false or deceptive manner. The Settlement does not mean that Defendant did anything wrong, and the Court has not decided that Defendant did anything wrong.

How Much Money Can I Get Back?

Class Members who make a Valid Claim will be entitled to reimbursement of $1.25 for each bottle of the Palmer’s Products purchased, for personal consumption, and not for re-sale, during the Class Period, for a maximum of 4 bottles per class member. In order to make a claim, Class Members must provide information relating to the purchase of the Palmer’s Products, including where the purchase took place, the quantity purchased and the approximate dates of purchase.

What Are My Options?

• File a Claim. You must remain in the Class to file a claim. You will be bound by the Court’s rulings, but you can object to the Settlement. Claim Forms must be signed and postmarked, or signed and submitted through the settlement Website, www.PalmersSettlement.com by February 4, 2010. By remaining in the Class, you will release claims against the Defendants as outlined in the Detailed Notice, available as described below. Please read the Release carefully, as it affects your legal rights.

• Exclude yourself and keep your right to sue the Defendants. Your written request for exclusion must be postmarked by February 4, 2010.

• Object to the Settlement and/or appear in Court, only if you remain in the Class. You may hire your own attorney for these purposes, but you do not have to. Your written request must be postmarked by February 4, 2010. Details on how to file a Claim, exclude yourself, object or appear in the case are available at the Website, address or phone number listed below. The Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement at the Fairness Hearing on February 25, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.