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Hawaii Genki Sushi Hep A Exposure 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:

Genki Sushi is settling a class action alleging that the Hawaii Department of Health traced an outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) to raw scallops served at its restaurants. The complaint claims that persons were exposed to the virus by eating at Genki Sushi, from contact with infected persons, or from other food establishments. For more information on the Genki Sushi locations at issue and a list of the other food establishments, see the Notice at https://hawaiihepa.com/documents/HepA-Hawaii-DetailedNotice.pdf.

Docket Number:

17-1-HEP

Company: Genki Sushi USA Inc.

Filing Deadline: November 29, 2018

Class Period: August 1, 2016 to August 16, 2016

Objection Deadline: November 29, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: November 29, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: December 11, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide the date and place of exposure and proof that you received HAV blood tests, IG, or HAV vaccine. Acceptable proof of these includes a signed statement, documentation from a medical provider, or verification by your health insurer.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if

  • You were exposed to the hepatitis A virus as a result of the outbreak infections linked to thirteen Genki Sushi restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Maui, but did not become infected, and
  • As a result of the exposure, you obtained preventative treatment, such as immune globulin (IG), HAV vaccine, or an HAV blood test, within fourteen days of exposure. 

Three subclasses have been defined. Subclass 1 includes persons with direct exposure, including family members and sexual partners of directly-exposed people. Subclass 2 is persons who were exposed by eating at one of the thirteen identified Genki Sushi locations between August 1 and August 16, 2016. Subclass 3 is those who were exposed by eating or drinking at one of the identified Secondary Establishments during specific dates. For more info, see the Notice at https://hawaiihepa.com/documents/HepA-Hawaii-DetailedNotice.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Awards are determined by subclass. Subclass 1, $350; Subclass 2, $250; Subclass 3, $150. For more info, see the Notice at https://hawaiihepa.com/documents/HepA-Hawaii-DetailedNotice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Marler Clark LLP PS
Perkin & Faria LLC
Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

Claim Form: Hawaii Genki Sushi Hep A Exposure Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Cuehlo, et al., v. HNK, Inc., et. al., Sato v. Genki Sushi USA, Inc. et al., and Ramos v. Genki Sushi USA, Inc.

Settlement Website: Hawaii Genki Sushi Hep A Exposure Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Notice Company

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hawai’i Hep-A Settlement
c/o The Notice Company
P.O. Box 455
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 1-800-532-9250
Fax: 1-808-748-0584
claims@HawaiiHepA.com

Tags: Outbreak of Food Poisoning or Disease, Restaurant