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Woman sues because anti-aging cosmetics didn't cause her to become younger
NBC ^ | 1/4/04 | NBC San Diego

Posted on 01/04/2005 10:18:22 PM PST by AngieGal

A San Diego woman has filed a lawsuit against Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Estee Lauder for selling anti-aging creams that allegedly employ false advertising.

Debra Scheufler says she wants to make advertisers tell the truth about "age-defying" creams that don't live up to their claims. She filed a class action lawsuit in California.

"These products that tout themselves as anti-aging products really target women of my era and kind of suck us into the belief that the clock can actually be turned back, when in fact, it cannot be turned back," Scheufler said. "I wasn't getting any younger."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aging; cosmetics; esteelauder; neimanmarcus; nordstrom

1 posted on 01/04/2005 10:18:23 PM PST by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

And if John Kerry had won, do you think any voters would have sued him for making false claims?


2 posted on 01/04/2005 10:21:43 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: AngieGal

The judge should dismiss this case and throw her lawyer in jail.

Sheesh


3 posted on 01/04/2005 10:22:18 PM PST by hattend (Liberals! Beware the Perfect Rovian Storm (All Hail, Chimpus Khan!))
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To: hattend

The judge should throw them both in jail.


4 posted on 01/04/2005 10:22:58 PM PST by longun45 (There is no difference between a republocrat and a demican)
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To: AngieGal

I hate blood-sucking trial attornies.


5 posted on 01/04/2005 10:23:22 PM PST by bluefish (Holding out for worthy tagline...)
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To: hattend
arget women of my era and kind of suck us into the belief that the clock can actually be turned back, when in fact, it cannot be turned back,

What a dunce!!! Like she really believed she was supposed to get younger?

6 posted on 01/04/2005 10:23:53 PM PST by FITZ
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To: AngieGal

Ummmm: beauty is only skin deep, but stupidity goes to the bone. Wow, and to think that I was gonna buy that there oil of Oldlay so I could lop twenny years offen mah face...

Dang it all.


7 posted on 01/04/2005 10:24:41 PM PST by dandelion (http://thequestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: AngieGal
You can't fix stupid.
8 posted on 01/04/2005 10:25:00 PM PST by Apercu ("Rep ipsa loquitor")
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To: AngieGal

I'm sorry but...ROFLMAO! This lady ain't dumb...she just wants some money.


9 posted on 01/04/2005 10:26:10 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: AngieGal

I was going to say...BWHAHAHAHAAHAHAH...but I can't talk for laughing.

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

This had better get thrown out soon, or I won't be laughing anymore.


10 posted on 01/04/2005 10:26:33 PM PST by exnavychick (I'm no expert, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night!)
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To: AngieGal

Time wasn't on her side.


11 posted on 01/04/2005 10:26:58 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: AngieGal

LOL. They make you look younger. They don't claim to turn back or stop the aging process. Like DUH.


12 posted on 01/04/2005 10:27:10 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Apercu

Yea there are no shortage of stupid peeps in america. Sadly enough. Wish we could donate some of them to other countries.


13 posted on 01/04/2005 10:27:22 PM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45
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To: FITZ

She thought it would change her birthday.

""You are claiming that these particular products prevent aging, when we know that particular claim is outrageous," Rubenstein said. "They are not going to change your birth date."

And note it's a CLASS ACTION lawsuit. Sounds like a couple of unscrupulous attorneys found a patsy, who was willing to make the charges.


14 posted on 01/04/2005 10:28:11 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: AngieGal
She must be a dem .. only a dem would be that naive
15 posted on 01/04/2005 10:28:46 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: AngieGal

Whose tagline reads, "Forget the fountain of youth, we need a fountain of smart." I love that one and this wrinkle-face could sure use a gulp.


16 posted on 01/04/2005 10:28:51 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Never underestimate the power of a cacophony of Cowbells played in unison...It shocks the mind.)
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To: FITZ

Lord help the first company to come out with an 'anti-stupid' product that 'fails' to work for imbeciles such as this woman.


17 posted on 01/04/2005 10:30:42 PM PST by SAJ
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To: AngieGal

I wonder if I can sue all these male enhancement product manufacturers that spam my e-mail? Of course, the problem would be getting someone to admit they don't work....


18 posted on 01/04/2005 10:30:49 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I can just picture the phrasing of that lawsuit. "My huge manhood didn't get even more enormous when I used this product!"


21 posted on 01/04/2005 10:37:44 PM PST by mhx
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To: bluefish

I wonder if john edwards is her attorney.


22 posted on 01/04/2005 10:39:16 PM PST by LoneSome Journey
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To: AngieGal

Whatta maroon. Sounds like she needs some brain cell replacement!


23 posted on 01/04/2005 10:44:20 PM PST by SuziQ (It's the most wonderful time of the year!)
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To: Mo1
The plaintiff:


25 posted on 01/04/2005 10:47:57 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Our Lady of Perpetual Surprise.)
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To: AngieGal

The attached survey to this article is:
Do you agree with the class-action lawsuit against cosmetics companies selling products that claim to have anti-aging properties?

Yes, cosmetics advertising should be more honest.
No, consumers are savvy enough to know better.

Surprisingly, this survey is almost even with votes. 57 Yes votes and 60 No votes.


26 posted on 01/04/2005 10:49:26 PM PST by AngieGal
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To: K4Harty
"Forget the fountain of youth, we need a fountain of smart."

And what aboout that court case?

Plaintiff: he sold me this potion which he said would make me smarter, but it was a fraud.

Defendent: See, the plaintiff has gotten smarter.

28 posted on 01/04/2005 10:51:37 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Never apologise. Never explain.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Flim Flam Man!!!


29 posted on 01/04/2005 10:53:09 PM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum,Ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum! per ómnia saecula saeculórum)
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To: AngieGal
"This is the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film, "The Never-Ending Story." - Lionel Hutz

Lionel Hutz

30 posted on 01/04/2005 11:18:35 PM PST by PMCarey
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To: AngieGal

"I been robbed, dammit!"

http://www.davies.lu/Photos/Black-and-White/Old-woman.jpg


31 posted on 01/04/2005 11:21:40 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Charles Henrickson

My, Lord she looks as bad as Kerry's wife?
Someone should have told them both about Preparation H years ago. It works on wrinkles and is a lot cheaper than all the high price crap.


32 posted on 01/04/2005 11:30:29 PM PST by lolhelp
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To: AngieGal
"These products that tout themselves as anti-aging products really target women of my era and kind of suck us into the belief that the clock can actually be turned back, when in fact, it cannot be turned back," Scheufler said. "I wasn't getting any younger."

If she means she herself as a whole wasn't "getting any younger" she deserves the double dog dolt award, but maybe she was thinking that the creams had some kind of property reversing the aging of the skin to which it was applied. The ads do kind of read that way, you know. Of course, cosmetics ads wouldn't look so elegant with an ugly disclaimer that they (as with nutritional supplements) aren't intended to "treat any medical condition" etc.

33 posted on 01/04/2005 11:37:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Charles Henrickson

No possible post could top this one. Kudo's to you and all of your progeny.


34 posted on 01/04/2005 11:55:29 PM PST by bpjam (I don't know what a neo-con is and neither does anybody else.)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
Turn of (last) century a man appeared in Melbourne (Australia) Magistrates Court after police charged that the bottles of Compound Vegetable Pills he selling were in fact rabbit droppings.
He admitted in court that that was the case, but were they not of vegetable origin, had been compounded, and were in pill form?
35 posted on 01/04/2005 11:55:39 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Never apologise. Never explain.)
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To: AngieGal

I always get a laugh when I see a cosmetic ad that touts a new "hydroxy" formula! I laugh so hard that dihydrogen monoxide runs down my cheeks. People are such saps!


36 posted on 01/05/2005 12:34:34 AM PST by MarineBrat (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools!)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Cosmetic Caveat Emptor...


37 posted on 01/05/2005 12:39:09 AM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Oztrich Boy

touche', that's good.


38 posted on 01/05/2005 8:15:02 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Never underestimate the power of a cacophony of Cowbells played in unison...It shocks the mind.)
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