Kellogg’s Cereal Settlement, Claim $16 with No Receipts!
If you purchased Kelloggs cereal in the timeframe noted, then you may be eligible for a refund. Because, allegedly the company added extra sugar while claiming these breakfast food products were healthy. So, check out the Kellogg’s Cereal Claims Class Action Settlement and see if you qualify.
You may be a Class Member entitled to a Cash Refund if you purchased Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Smart Start, or Frosted Mini-Wheats cereals between August 29, 2012 and May 1, 2020.
How do I file a claim?
What’s this settlement about?
The lawsuit alleges Kellogg violated certain laws in labeling certain breakfast cereals with claims that made the products seem healthy, when they were in fact unhealthy due to their high added sugar content. Kellogg denies any and all wrongdoing and has asserted various defenses that it believes are meritorious.
The court in charge of this case is the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “Court”), and the case is called Stephen Hadley et al. v. Kellogg Sales Co., Case No. 16-cv-4955-LHK (N.D. Cal.).
Kellogg denies that it did anything wrong. Both sides have agreed to a Settlement, which will allow both sides to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation. The Court has not decided in favor of the Class or Kellogg. The Class Representatives and their attorneys think the Settlement is best for the Class.
What Products are Included?
- Kellogg’s Original Raisin Bran and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch cereals in a package stating “heart healthy.”
- Kellogg’s Smart Start Original Antioxidants cereal in a package stating “heart healthy” and/or “lightly sweetened.”
- Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size (Original, Maple Brown Sugar, Strawberry, or Blueberry varieties), Big Bites (Original variety), Little Bites (Chocolate or Cinnamon Roll varieties), or Touch of Fruit in the Middle (Mixed Berry and Raspberry varieties) cereals in a package stating “lightly sweetened.”
Who is eligible for a refund?
The Class includes all persons in the United States who, between August 29, 2012 and May 1, 2020 (the “Class Period”), purchased in the United States, for household use and not for resale or distribution, one of the Class Products listed on the website.
Is a receipt required?
Proof of purchase is not required. However, if you have receipts, you may be able to claim more.
How much will I get back?
As part of the Settlement, Kellogg has agreed to establish a $13,000,000, non-reversionary Settlement Fund to pay all Settlement Expenses, including the costs of Class Notice and Administration, attorneys’ fees and costs, service awards for the Class Representatives, and Cash Awards for Class Members who make claims.
Class Members who timely submit a valid approved claim are entitled to compensation. Each timely, valid claimant will receive a payment based on the type and estimated amount of Class Products purchased during the Class Period. Based on the estimated number of claims that will be made, the estimated average Cash Award is approximately $16.09. However, the actual amount of the Cash Award any individual receives will depend on both the number of claims made, and each claimant’s purchase history, and may be significantly more or less than $16.09.
When will I get my check?
Cash Award payments will be made to Class Members who make valid and timely claims after the Court grants “final approval” to the Settlement, and after any appeals are resolved. If the Court approves the Settlement, there may be appeals. It is always uncertain when these appeals will be resolved, and resolving them can take time.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
September 7, 2021.
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, 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.
But, 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.
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