On January 12, 2017 the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granted preliminary approval of a proposed $6,750,000 consumer fraud class action settlement filed against beauty school operator EEG, Inc. (Empire).
This lawsuit alleges that Defendant Empire employs a uniform policy and common course of conduct at its school salons in Pennsylvania and New Jersey of charging standardized fees to members of the public for student-provided cosmetology treatments which are much higher than the costs of the materials used in providing those treatments in violation of the law pursuant to 63 P. S. §513 and New Jersey law.
Under the Settlement, Empire is making a Settlement Fund of $6,750,000.00 comprised of $2,000,000 in cash and $4,750,000 in services vouchers available to compensate the claims of eligible Settlement Class Members and certain other fees and expenses. It is anticipated that the Settlement Fund will enable valid Class Members who submit timely claims to receive either a payment of up to $10 cash or 6 $5 Services Voucher to receive services at one of Empire’s PA or NJ school salons and if a valid Class Member paid for more than 5 services during the class period he or she will $10 cash and 6 $5 Service Vouchers. Services Vouchers are not redeemable for any cash whatsoever. Further, Services Vouchers may not be used for products or goods and may only be redeemed at Empire clinic locations in PA or New Jersey for services. To receive the settlement benefits class members must submit a valid claim.
March 23, 2017 – Postmark Deadline to request Exclusion from the Settlement ClassMarch 23, 2017 – Postmark Deadline to ObjectApril 22, 2017 – Postmark Deadline to File a claim. To file a claim go to www.JeanMadelinesettlement.com
April 6, 2017, 10:00AM – Final Approval Hearing
TO FILE A CLAIM GO TO: http://www.empirebeautyschoolsettlement.com.