EDWARDSVILLE – Nearly 150 plaintiffs are suing the makers of Just For Men hair-care products and hair dyes, claiming they were injured after using the products.
Pierre Sanders and other plaintiffs filed the suit
April 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Combe
Incorporated, Combe Products Inc., Combe Laboratories Inc. and Combe
Several similar lawsuits filed in St. Clair County have been removed to federal court.
This suit alleges that all the plaintiffs suffered physical injury in connection with their use of
Just For Men hair care products, manufactured by the defendants.
According to the complaint, the defendants allegedly
knew that many users of its products would have allergic reactions,
but they failed to warn customers of the risks.
The plaintiffs also allege the defendants failed to warn users of
an adverse reaction to the product, do not have any information about
adverse reactions on their website or advertising, and failed to warn
that African-American customers are at higher risk for an acute
reaction than Caucasians, the suit states.
The plaintiffs allege counts of strict product liability, negligence, breach of
express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligent
representation and fraud.
The plaintiffs seek judgment for each
claim in excess of the jurisdictional requirements for the court,
court costs and other relief the court deems proper. They are
represented by John J. Driscoll and Philip Sholtz of The Driscoll Law
Firm PC in St. Louis and Richard W. Schulte in Vandalia, Ohio.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case