Wrong hair color ruined her social life

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Stratford, Connecticut woman against the cosmetics firm L’Oreal, saying she hadn’t proven her contention that the company had put dark brown dye in a box labeled as blonde. “I can never go back to my natural blonde hair,” complained Charlotte Feeney, who said that she ended up going on medications for depression as well as wearing hats. “I feel fake about that. Also blondes do get more attention than brunettes, of course, emotionally, I miss that.” (Daniel Tepfer, “Woman sues over wrong hair color”, Connecticut Post, Oct. 7)(via ABA Journal).


  • “I can never go back to my natural blonde hair”

    If it’s the natural color why not? It doesn’t grow? There’s something odd here. “I feel fake about that …” She’s altering her hair color but it’s the SHADE that makes it fake? Hmmm….

    I’m wondering why, even if her claim is true, she just couldn’t have it bleached out then re-“touch-up”. What’s that cost? $100-$200 tops?

    OK, she found a quack, er, health professional that would give her medication for a very temporary condition. Wonder what that cost.

    So what exactly were her damages?

    I guess the happy pills didn’t work well either because, while on them, she was still depressed enough to sue. Do I smell a malpractice suit in the making here?

  • I am just about bald (the “Jean Luc Picard/Patrick Stewart” hair style). The woman should be pleased she has hair that can be affected. My hair is mostly gone and the only ones to blame are departed relatives.

  • Jim, do you mean you can’t sue the departed? I thought that was what reparations was all about.

  • Could someone please scout us a jpeg of the plaintiff so we can get a better idea of what we’re really dealing with?

  • Proving, again, that stupidity is not limited to blondes.

  • Oh, Walter, I saw that one on the news late last night and just too busy to pass it on. I wish I had! And enough with this nonsense about blondes being better. EVERYONE knows brunettes are always cuter than blondes (smile).

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  • Why would she think her case had merit? Probably because she saw on TV that “Your worth it” and decided to sue.

  • Bald? I suppose you could sue your parents for disadvantageous gene transfer.