The Boston Globe ran a story today in the Business section about a sucessful class action lawsuit against Federated Department Stores and high end brands such as Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, etc. Evidently, Federated and major cosmetics companies violated anti-trust laws by colluding on promotions (among other things) and this amounted to price-fixing.
End result? Free cosmetics. The value of the products to be given away is $175 million. So – who can be a member of this class? Well, anyone who bought high-end department store cosmetics bewteen the dates of May 29, 1994 through July 16, 2003
You can register on the class action website for an email notification for the distribution date of the free makeup. This is scheduled to happen in January 2009. Darn right I signed up.