Henry Noye Discusses the Lawsuits against The Laundress in ModernRetail
Henry Noye, a partner, and member of Obermayer’s Catastrophic Loss Group was quoted in ModernRetail on March 3, 2023. In this follow-up article by Melissa Daniels, titled “The Laundress seeks to toss lawsuits filed over bacteria exposure,” Henry spoke about the possible settlement after Unilever filed a pair of motions to dismiss on March 2, 2023, seeking to toss the case.
“If you’re The Laundress, you have nothing to lose,” by seeking the cases’ dismissal, said Henry, who is not affiliated with the case.
In the motions to dismiss Unilever argued that the plaintiffs incorrectly accuse The Laundress of false advertising violations over alleged unintentional contamination. Further, Unilever argued that people who bought The Laundress products but didn’t suffer any physical injury or property damage will already be compensated via the company’s refund process.
Henry explained that such motions could be pending for many months depending on how the case proceeds. That could speed along any behind-the-scenes settlement talks if the plaintiffs do not want to risk seeing the case tossed altogether and get the matter wrapped up quicker than a potential trial.
Henry also said that the company’s actions since the recall have been “a model” for others to follow — both by issuing the recall voluntarily and by being transparent about the exposure risk.
“They’ve handled themselves with exceptional transparency,” added Henry.