Benecol “No Trans Fats” 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:

Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals, LLC are paying $2 million to settle a class action alleging they falsely advertised that Benecol Spreads contained no trans fats. The complaint claimed that the spreads, including Benecol Regular and Benecol Light Spreads, did in fact contain trans fats.

Docket Number:


Company: Johnson & Johnson

Filing Deadline: February 25, 2022

Class Period: January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011

Objection Deadline: January 26, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: January 26, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: March 24, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to have proof of purchase, but you may be able to make a larger claim if you do.


You may be eligible if you bought a Benecol Spread that showed the words “No Trans Fats” on the packaging, in the US, for personal use, between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Without proof of purchase: $5 per tub of Benecol purchased, up to a maximum of four tubs ($20). With proof of purchase: $5 per tub, purchased during the class period, with no maximum.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Bursor & Fisher

Claim Form: Benecol “No Trans Fats” Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Martinelli v. Johnson

Settlement Website: Benecol “No Trans Fats” Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Benecol Spreads Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91426
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Contains Substance It Claims Not to Contain, Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Trans Fats