Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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:
Harmless Harvest has agreed to settle a class action brought on behalf of consumers of its coconut water products. The class action alleged that Harmless Harvest had misled consumers by putting on its labels that the coconut water was “raw” and “100% organic,” violating both federal and state laws. The products involved are the following:
- Harmless Harvest® 100% Raw Coconut Water, 8 fl. oz. and 16 fl. oz.
- Harmless Coconut® Water, 8 fl. oz. and 16 fl. oz.
- Harmless Harvest® 100% Raw Coconut Water – Dark Cacao, 8 fl. oz. and 16 fl. oz.
- Harmless Harvest® 100% Raw Coconut Water – Cinnamon & Clove, 8 fl. oz. and 16 fl. oz.
- Harmless Harvest® 100% Raw Coconut Water – Fair Trade Coffee, 8 fl. oz. and 16 fl. oz.
16-cv-7102 (JMA) (SIL)
Company: Harmless Harvest
Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100
Class Period: September 30, 2011
Objection Deadline: September 29, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: September 29, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: November 3, 2017Proof of Purchase:
No; telephone numbers will be confirmed with ACE’s records.Eligibility:
The class for this action includes all those who made retail purchases of the products for personal use, between September 30, 2011 and the date on which the court enters the preliminary approval order. Note that there is no cash award for the class; the company has simply agreed to stop using the designations “raw” and “100% organic” from its label.Typical Settlement Amount:
Total Settlement Amount: $945,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Lee Litigation Group
Case Name: Guoliang Ma, et al. v. Harmless Harvest, Inc.
Settlement Website: Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Products Settlement Website
Ma v. Harmless Harvest
Portland, OR 97208-4028
1-844-604-4438Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Mislabeled Ingredients, Organic Claims