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Dot Dot Smile files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Twoand a half months after it canned its MLM opportunity and went wholesale, Dot Dot Smile has filed for bankruptcy. Dot Dot Smile initiated Chapter 11 proceedings in California on September 3rd.


Ponkey LuLaRoe class-action dismissed thru arbitration

The Ponkey LuLaRoe class-action, the second filed in California, has been dismissed through arbitration. The case isn’t over just yet though.


Dot Dot Smile cans MLM opportunity, moves to “wholesaling”

Dot Dot Smile has informed distributors its MLM opportunity “no longer makes sense for us to maintain as a sustainable business.” The announcement was made last Friday, giving notice Dot Dot Smile will cease MLM operations on June 30th.


LuLaRoe settles with all 2017 California class-action Plaintiffs

Last September mediation proceedings were ordered in the proposed LuLaRoe class-action in California. Since then, one by one, LuLaRoe has been reaching confidential settlements with the Plaintiffs. As of May 2021 there were still three Plaintiffs standing. On July 1st three joint stipulations were filed, requesting dismissal of their respective cases and claims.


LuLaRoe hit with second pyramid scheme class-action

A second pyramid scheme class-action has been filed against LuLaRoe. Plaintiff Jessica Ponkey filed suit against LuLaRoe in California on March 24th, 2021.


LuLaRoe pays $4.75 mill to settle Washington pyramid case

Two years ago the Washington State AG filed a lawsuit against LuLaRoe. In the lawsuit the AG’s Office alleged LuLaRoe was an “unlawful pyramid scheme”. Rather than prove it’s not a pyramid scheme, LuLaRoe has settled the lawsuit for $4.75 million dollars.


Six LuLaRoe class-action Plaintiffs left

A Status Report has revealed there are only six remaining LuLaRoe class-action Plaintiffs who haven’t resolved their claims through settlement.


LuLaRoe fined $95K for “unfair & deceptive” Buy Back Policy

An investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General has found LuLaRoe’s Buy Back Policy to be “unfair and deceptive”. The AG alleges LuLaRoe’s business practices are in violation of Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law.


LuLaRoe to fire warehouse staff five days before Christmas

LuLaRoe has announced an early gift to its one hundred and sixty-seven Californian warehouse staff: They’re all going to be fired five days before Christmas.


LuLaRoe’s gastric sleeve pressure group is next level creepy

While I’m aware of the common association of cultish tendencies within MLM companies, it’s not something I tend to dwell on. Extreme fans can be found cheering anything on, so I think definitively drawing a line between fanaticism and a cult is pretty difficult. And it’s not made any easier by those inside or who [Continue reading…]