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.
As per the filed September 29th Status Report,
Since the parties filed their last joint status report on June 2, 2020, counsel for the parties have continued to explore mediation and other methods of informal resolution of the claims of the remaining Plaintiffs who filed individual counterclaims (Dana Apana, Melissa Atkinson, Amandra Bluder, Jocelyn BurkeCraig, Shannon Carrillo, Lora Haskett, Ashley Healy, Peggy Johnson, Jeni Laurence, Stephenie McGurn, Jini Patton, Laura Rocke, and Kerry TigheSchwegler).
Mediation proceedings between the parties commenced on September 24th, 2020.
The parties are in the process of memorializing and executing the agreements, and anticipate filing stipulations to dismiss with prejudice the claims of these seven Plaintiffs in this action.
Of the thirteen remaining Plaintiffs, LuLaRoe expects to reach settlements with Dana Apana, Melissa Atkinson, Amandra Bluder, Jocelyn Burke-Craig, Lora Haskett, Jeni Laurence and Kerry Tighe-Schwegler.
It’s unclear whether the remaining six Plaintiffs intend to settle or pursue the case.
The proposed LuLaRoe class-action was filed by five Plaintiffs in 2017. The original complaint sought $5 million in damages due to issues with LuLaRoe’s buy-back policy.
Pyramid fraud allegations were added via an amended complaint filed in early 2018.
LuLaRoe scored a significant legal victory early on in the case, after it was granted permission to initiate one-on-one arbitration proceedings.
Footnote: In case anyone’s wondering I misread the Status Report as LuLaRoe having settled with all remaining Plaintiffs.
The original article was only up for a few minutes before I caught the error.
Update 29th January 2021 – As per a January 27th filed Status Report, LuLaRoe confirms the September 24th mediation resulted in settlements.
With respect to the remaining Plaintiffs, the company writes;
Since the parties filed their last joint status report on September 29, 2020, counsel for the parties have continued to explore mediation and other methods of informal resolution of the claims of the remaining Plaintiffs who filed individual counterclaims.
The remaining Plaintiffs are Ashley Healy, Peggy Johnson, Stephenie McGurn, Jini Patton and Laura Rocke.
Update 2nd March 2021 – Later the same day I published the above Jan 29th update, LuLaRoe filed nine joint settlement stipulations.
These stipulations pertain to settlements with Melissa Atkinson, Amandra Bluder, Lora Haskett, Jeni Laurence, Jocelyn Burke-Craig, Shannon Carrillo, Kerry Tighe-Schwegler, Dana Apana.
Update 28th April 2021 – On March 30th joint stipulations to dismiss Plaintiffs Jini Patton, Ashley Healy, Brittany Bianchi, Aki Berry, Tiffany Scheffer and Cheryl Hayton were filed.
The court granted the stipulations on April 2nd.
The stipulations were granted by the court on February 1st.
As per our January 29th update, Ashley Healy, Peggy Johnson, Stephenie McGurn, Jini Patton and Laura Rocke are the only Plaintiffs left.
I’m kind of losing track of the names left but looking above, it seems the remaining Plaintiffs are Peggy Johnson, Stephenie McGurn and Laura Rocke.
Update 28th May 2021 – As per a filed May 27th Status Report, LuLaRoe has informed the court;
The parties continue to explore mediation and other methods of informal resolution of the claims of the three remaining Plaintiffs who filed individual counterclaims (Peggy Johnson, Stephenie McGurn, and Laura Rocke).
I’ll continue to monitor the case docket for updates.
Update 28th July 2021 – LuLaRoe has reached settlement with the three remaining Plaintiffs.
I believe this effectively brings the first Californian class-action to a close.
Article updated with confirmation September 24th mediation resulted in settlements.
Article updated with notice of filed settlement stipulations.
Article updated with late March Plaintiff dismissals.
There’s several references to LuLaRoe settling with the “defendants” – aren’t they the plaintiffs or am I missing something about US class-action terminology?
Ouch, you’re right. I think I’m so used to covering regulators v. perps settlements that my legal brain went on autopilot.