Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales Underfilled Boxes Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Just Born, Inc. is settling two class actions about two types of its candies, Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales. The complaints alleged that the opaque cardboard boxes in which the candies are packed are underfilled—that is, they contain too much nonfunctional “slack fill,” leading consumers to believe that the boxes contained more candy than they did.

Docket Number:

CIVDS1926742, 2:17-cv-01826-TJH-PJW

Company: Just Born Inc.

Filing Deadline: November 10, 2020

Class Period: February 3, 2013 to July 23, 2020

Objection Deadline: October 11, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: October 11, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: December 15, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

No proof of purchase is required. However, only those with proof of purchase can receive cash payouts. All other will be given vouchers for free candy.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought one or more cardboard boxes of Mike and Ike or Hot Tamales candies, for personal use and not for resale, in the US, between February 3, 2013 and July 23, 2020.

Typical Settlement Amount:

If you have receipts, you may claim either 50 cents per unit, up to a total of $8, or a voucher for one free box for every two boxes purchased, up to eight free boxes. If you do not have receipts, you may not receive a cash payment; you may receive a voucher for one free box for every two boxes purchased, up to eight free boxes.

Total Settlement Amount: $3,300,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $15,000

Law Firm:
Clarkson Law Firm

Claim Form: Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales Underfilled Boxes Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Mateski, et al. v. Just Born, Inc., Escobar v. Just Born, Inc.

Settlement Website: Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales Underfilled Boxes Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Digital Settlement Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Just Born Claims Administrator
Digital Settlement Group, LLC
PO Box 232
Valparaiso, IN 46384
info@justborncandysettlement.com
1-877-595-9314

Tags: Deceptive Packaging, Excessive Slack Fill