Chipotle “Non-GMO” Advertising Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Chipotle is paying $6.5 million to settle a class action alleging that its “non-GMO” advertising was deceptive. The complaint alleged that some of the meat and dairy products served by the restaurant (such as chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, cheese, and sour cream) came from animals that may have eaten GMO feed, and that some of its beverages also contained GMOs.

Docket Number:

4:16-cv-02200

Company: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Filing Deadline: May 30, 2020

Class Period: April 27, 2015 to June 30, 2016

Objection Deadline: May 30, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: May 30, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: July 30, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You can submit up to five claims without proof of purchase. However, with proof of purchase you may submit up to ten valid claims per class member and up to fifteen valid claims per household.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person in the US who bought Chipotle’s food products in its restaurants between April 27, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Claims estimated to be paid at $2 each. Up to five valid claims allowed per class member without proof of purchase; up to ten per class member with proof of purchase; and up to fifteen per household with proof of purchase. Final amounts will depend on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer
Kobre & Kim LLP

Claim Form: Chipotle “Non-GMO” Advertising Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Martin Schneider, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Settlement Website: Chipotle “Non-GMO” Advertising Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Chipotle Non-GMO Class Action
c/o Class Action Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch St., Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
info@ChipotleNonGMOClassAction.com
1-877-715-4517

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, GMO-Based Ingredients