Hjort won case for The Norwegian Consumer Council concerning an app for exposing EDCs in cosmetics

The Norwegian Consumer Council ("Forbrukerrådet") launched a campaign in 2011 against the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetic products.

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As part of the campaign, the NCC developed an app for smart-phones that enables consumers to check whether a cosmetic product contains chemicals that are under suspicion of being endocrine disrupting, by simply scanning the product with their smart-phone. The NCC was sued by a distributor of a cosmetic product (A-crème) that contained a suspected EDC, who argued that the app was illegal and who claimed damages for alleged losses suffered as a result of the campaign. Hjort represented the NCC before the District Court of Oslo, which recently ruled in favor of the NCC. The distributor of the cosmetic product in question was ordered to compensate the NCC’s  legal expenses in the matter. Lead counsel for the NCC was Rolf Chr Trolle Andersen.