Diaper deal that gave $2.73M to lawyers, one-box refund to customers is nixed by 6th Circuit

ABA Journal details the class action settlement against Proctor & Gamble, which the Center for Class Action Fairness objected to, and was later overturned.

A federal appeals court has overturned a class action settlement that gave the plaintiffs’ lawyers $2.73 million and Pampers customers with receipts and UPC codes a refund on a box of diapers.

The settlement gave $1,000 for each affected child to the name plaintiffs and “nearly worthless injunctive relief” to class members, according to the opinion. Consumers who wanted a refund would have to provide an original receipt and a UPC code clipped from a Pampers box in an extension of a previous refund program. Pampers also agreed to change its label to refer consumers to its website for more information on preventing diaper rash. The online warnings advised consumers to see a doctor if diaper rash became severe, with symptoms such as “pus or weeping discharge.”