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CVS Denied Quick Appeal of Class Status in Hand Sanitizer Suit

Oct. 18, 2021, 3:53 PM

CVS Health Corp. must wait to appeal an order granting class status in a false-advertising suit alleging it made misleading claims that its hand sanitizer “kills 99.99% of germs,” the Ninth Circuit said.

Californian Joseph Mier, who purchased CVS’s Advanced Formula Hand Sanitizer in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, alleges the product’s front label misleads consumers, as there’s no scientific evidence supporting the claim that alcohol-based hand sanitizers kill 99.99% of all germs.

In April, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California certified a class of California residents who purchased CVS-brand hand sanitizer over the ...

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