Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and AquaLaw PLC announce that a proposed settlement (“Settlement”) has been reached in a class action with Kimberly-Clark Corporation (“Kimberly-Clark”) about the manufacturing, design, marketing and/or sale of multiple Defendants’ flushable wipes.1 Kimberly-Clark denies the allegations about its flushable wipes and there has been no finding of liability against Kimberly-Clark. Kimberly-Clark has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with continuing the case.
You are part of the Settlement Class if you own[ed] or operate[d] a sewage or wastewater conveyance and treatment plant, such as a municipality, authority or wastewater district in the United States whose system was in operation between January 6, 2018 and October 4, 2021.
To settle the lawsuit, Kimberly-Clark has agreed to implement certain modifications to its business practices and the Settling Parties have made certain representations and commitments with respect to the flushable wipes Product, Kimberly-Clark’s Cottonelle-branded flushable wipes manufactured in the United States, including any FreshCare or GentlePlus-branded Cottonelle flushable wipes. The details of these business practice modifications are set forth in the Notice which is located at www.charlestonwipessettlement.com.
If you are part of the Settlement Class, you will automatically receive the benefits of this Settlement. You may also object to the Settlement and/or Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to $600,000. You may retain and pay for an individual attorney, but you do not need to because Class Counsel is working on your behalf.
For more information, including the Stipulation and other legal documents, visit www.charlestonwipessettlement.com.
1 The terms of the Settlement are in the Stipulation of Settlement, dated April 21, 2021 (the “Stipulation”), which can be viewed at www.charlestonwipessettlement.com. All capitalized terms not defined in this Notice have the same meanings as in the Stipulation.
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