Chipotle Class Action Lawsuit: Claim $30 with NO Receipts
If you’ve eaten at Chipotle, then you may be eligible for a refund. Because, allegedly Chipotle failed to clearly explain the GMO content of their food and beverages in advertising. So, you can claim up to $10 (up to $30 per household) with no receipts, and up to $30 with proof of purchase. You can even opt to get paid via PayPal!
This lawsuit is also known as Martin Schneider et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., case no. 4:16-cv-02200. It was filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia
What’s this settlement about?
The lawsuit claims that Chipotle’s “non-GMO” advertising located in its restaurants was misleading and deceptive to consumers who reasonably understood this to mean that Chipotle did not serve food from animals that have been raised on GMOs or genetically engineered feed, and did not serve beverages containing GMOs.
The lawsuit claims that Chipotle served meat and dairy products (such as chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, cheese, and sour cream) from poultry and livestock that were raised on GMO feed, and served beverages (such as soft drinks) containing GMOs, but did not disclose this information to consumers.
Who is eligible for a refund?
If you live in the United States, and purchased food at Chipotle restaurants between April 27, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
Is a receipt required?
If you do not have receipts, then you can still file a claim.
How much will I get back?
- Without proof of purchase, you can claim up to 5 meals at $2 each for a total of $10.
- With proof of purchase, you can claim up to 15 meals at $2 each for a total of $30.
A total of 15 valid Claims will be honored per Settlement Class Household. In other words, up to 3 people in your household could each claim up to 5 meals without proof of purchase, for a total of $30 without receipts.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
May 30, 2020.
When will I get my check?
Refund checks to eligible consumers will likely be mailed in late 2020. They have not set an exact date yet.
How do I file a claim?
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