McCormick Black Pepper Products Slack Fill 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:

McCormick & Company, Inc. makes black pepper products, among other things, including private-label black pepper for some stores. It has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it raised prices on its black pepper product by putting less pepper in its opaque containers but keeping the price per container the same. The complaint claimed violation of consumer protection laws in California, Florida, and Missouri.

Docket Number:

MDL Docket No. 2665, Case No. 15-1825(ESH)

Company: McCormick

Filing Deadline: May 15, 2020

Class Period: January 1, 2015 to January 27, 2020

Objection Deadline: May 4, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: May 4, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: June 3, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Proof of purchase should include purchase price, date, and place. Examples of proofs of purchase include receipts, retailer-loyalty club purchase list, or a photo of the product and UPC code.


You may be eligible if you live in California, Florida, or Missouri and you bought certain McCormick or private-brand black pepper products in the US between January 1, 2015 and January 27, 2020. For a full list of qualifying products, see the list at http://www.blackpeppersettlement.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/List_of_Applicable_Black_Pepper_Products.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash payment of approximately $4 per container, with an additional $1 for those who choose to receive payment electronically (via PayPal, Direct Deposit, or Zelle). Final amounts may be more or less, depending on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Fegan Scott LLC
KamberLaw LLC

Claim Form: McCormick Black Pepper Products Slack Fill Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re: McCormick & Company, Inc., Pepper Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

Settlement Website: McCormick Black Pepper Products Slack Fill Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

McCormick Pepper Products Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 58238
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8238

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Packaging, Excessive Slack Fill