CA Fuddruckers Kobe Beef Class Action 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:

The plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges that the menu items at Fuddruckers locations in California that claim to be “Kobe” beef do not actually contain “Kobe” beef.  “Kobe” beef is only available from Japan, and the term “Kobe” signifies that the beef comes from the “Wagyu” bloodline of cattle which are isolated in the Kobe region of Japan.  “Kobe” beef also must be slaughtered in the Kobe region.  Further, at the time that “Kobe” beef was on the menu, the United States had placed a ban on “Kobe” beef for concerns of disease, making it impossible for the restaurant to legally serve the beef.

Docket Number:


Company: Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants

Filing Deadline: December 30, 2016

Class Period: November 26, 2010 to December 19, 2014

Objection Deadline: October 17, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: October 17, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: February 16, 2017

Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:

Those eligible for settlement shares include all California based consumers who:

  • were exposed to Fuddruckers' online and/or in store menus
  • who purchased any menu item that was advertised to contain “Kobe” beef on Defendant’s online and/or in store menus
  • at or from a Fuddruckers restaurant located in the State of California
  • at any time from November 26, 2010 to December 19, 2014
Typical Settlement Amount:

Claimants without proof of purchase will receive $6.00. Claimants with proof of purchase will receive $9.00.

Total Settlement Amount:

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Law Firms:
Lawyers for Justice PC
Shenkman and Hughes

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: Jaime Gonzalez, et al. v. Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC., et al.

Settlement Website: Gonzalez v. Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC., et al.

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Gonzalez v. Luby’s Fuddruckers Settlement Administrator

P.O. Box 40007

College Station, TX 77842-4007



Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Mislabeled Ingredients