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BelVita Breakfast Biscuits “Nutritious” Claims Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) is putting out $8 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated labeling laws to make its products seem healthier than they are. The complaint alleged that it used words like “nutritious” to make the products seem healthy when in fact they contained significant amounts of added sugar.

Docket Number:

17-cv-2327-BAS-JLB

Company: Mondelez International Inc.

Filing Deadline: February 9, 2022

Class Period: November 16, 2013 to November 17, 2021

Objection Deadline: February 9, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: February 9, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: April 4, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof. However, you may be able to make a larger claim if you do.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person in the US and, between November 16, 2013 and November 17, 2021, you bought one of the class products for household use and not for resale or distribution. The class products include belVita Crunchy Biscuits, belVita Soft-Baked Biscuits, belVita Bites, and belVita Sandwiches which bear the phrases, “Nutritious Steady Energy,” “Nutritious Sustained Energy,” or “Nutritious Morning Energy.” For information about the varieties included, see the Eligible Products list at the settlement website.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, estimated at $34.10 per person, depending on the type and number of products bought. Without proof of purchase, up to two boxes per product. With proof of purchase, no limit on the number of boxes. Final amount may be higher or lower, depending on the numbers and amounts of valid claims received. Only one claim per household permitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $8,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

TBD

Law Firm:
Fitzgerald Joseph, LLP

Claim Form: BelVita Breakfast Biscuits “Nutritious” Claims Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: McMorrow et al. v. Mondelēz International, Inc.

Settlement Website: BelVita Breakfast Biscuits “Nutritious” Claims Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Postlethwaite & Netterville

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

belVita Class Administrator
c/o Postlethwaite & Netterville
PO Box 5125
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
info@BreakfastBiscuitClaims.com
855-611-0641

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Hiding Sugar