In re Procter & Gamble Aerosol Prods. Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., MDL No. 3025, (S.D. Ohio). Silver Golub & Teitell LLP is a leader of a coalition of firms that have reached a tentative settlement with consumer product manufacturer Procter & Gamble of claims arising out of the sale of aerosol spray products, including antiperspirants, deodorants, and dry shampoos, that contained the carcinogen benzene. SGT filed the first case in the Southern District of Ohio and SGT Partner Steven L. Bloch successfully argued that all cases filed nationwide should be consolidated there.
Shortly thereafter, SGT and co-counsel engaged in extensive mediation with P&G which resulted in a tentative settlement agreement for up to $8 million in cash refunds for class members and important injunctive relief. On October 28, 2022, Judge Michael H. Watson, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio preliminarily approved the settlement and appointed Steven L. Bloch as Settlement Class Counsel.
Little et al. v. Unilever United States, Inc., No 3:22-cv-01189-MPS (D. Conn.). SGT has filed suit against Unilever United States, Inc. ("Unilever") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging that laboratory testing revealed several brands of dry shampoo products manufactured and sold by Unilever are contaminated with the carcinogen benzene. This suit was the first in the country and caused Unilever to issue a nationwide recall of all lots of the impacted brands dry shampoo products.
Huertas v. Bayer LLC, No. 2:21-cv-20021-SDW-CLW (D.N.J.). SGT represents purchasers of Lotrimin AF and Tinactin aerosol sprays which were recalled by Bayer due to contamination with dangerous levels of benzene. SGT, along with co-counsel, filed a First Amended Complaint in August of 2022 with test results confirming the extremely highly levels of contamination.