Align Probiotic False Claims Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Proctor & Gamble will settle a class action by refunding payments for products and making substantial donations to digestive health improvements, to benefit people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. The lawsuit alleged that the company made false advertising claims of digestive health benefits for its Align probiotic product. The company has also agreed to stop making claims of “clinically proven” relief of five symptoms, unless it can come up with new support from clinical data or analysis or a change in its product.

Docket Number:


Company: Procter & Gamble

Filing Deadline: May 16, 2018

Class Period: March 1, 2009 to June 6, 2016

Objection Deadline: March 17, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: March 17, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: April 16, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

No, but you must attest to having purchased Align under penalty of perjury.


You may be eligible if you bought Align in the US or its territories, for purposes other than resale, between March 1, 2009 and June 6, 2016.

Typical Settlement Amount:

You may make a claim for (1) up to two packages of Align bought between March 1 and October 31, 2009, refund value of $15.88 per package; and (2) one package of Align bought between November 1, 2009 and June 6, 2016, refund value $17.50. Total possible refunds $49.26. Refunds are estimated; final refunds will depend on the number of valid claims filed.

Total Settlement Amount: $15,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP

Claim Form: Rikos v. Proctor & Gamble Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rikos v. The Procter & Gamble Company

Settlement Website: Rikos v. Proctor & Gamble Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rikos v. The Procter & Gamble Company
Settlement Administrator: KCC, LLC
P.O. Box 404041
Louisville, KY 40233-4041

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, False Health Claims