Financial – Colgate-Palmolive Soft Soap Lawsuit

Soft Soap Anti Bacterial Class Action Settlement

  • Provides information about the Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
  • The soft soap lawsuit will be heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Colgate-Palmolive Soft Soap Lawsuit is case number 1:12-md-02320
  • The root of the lawsuit revolves around claims of deceptive marketing practices
  • A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention played a major role in the outcome of the case

The soap in question was sold by Colgate-Palmolive in the states of California, Florida, Illinois and Nevada between the dates of Feb. 4, 2011 through Oct. 28, 2011.  Class members who opt to stay a part of the Soft Soap Anti Bacterial Class Action Settlement will be represented by the law firm of Shaheen & Gordon PA (Lucy J. Karl will represent the firm).  Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP will also play a part in representing the Soft Soap lawsuit class members.

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  • Took over two years to come to settlement terms
  • Left over settlement money will be given to charity
  • The study was from the year 2000 by the Centers for Disease Control and found that triclosan used in the typical five-second hand-washing of the average person did not kill most common bacteria
  • Class members are defined as anyone in the United States who purchased this soap starting on Jan. 1, 1992
  • Colgate-Palmolive claim they stopped marketing the product in 2011
  • The FDA stopped allowing firms to sell soap made with triclosan unless they could prove it was better than using old fashion soap and water

The deadline to object to the settlement terms outlined in the Soft Soap Anti Bacterial lawsuit has been set as 8/4/15.  Any questions should be directed to the Claims Administrator at (215) 563-4116 or by email:  At this time the total settlement amount is not known.