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Molekule Air Purifiers False Advertising Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Molekule, Inc. is settling a class action alleging it made false statements or misrepresentations about the nature and efficacy of its air purifiers. The complaint alleged that false statements included such things as that the air purifiers outperformed HEPA filters in all categories of pollutants, that they got rid of the full spectrum of indoor air pollutants, and so on.

Docket Number:

1:20-cv-01548- RGA

Company: Molekule Inc.

Filing Deadline: May 31, 2022

Class Period: May 1, 2016 to October 12, 2021

Objection Deadline: December 17, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: December 17, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: January 7, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

Along with their claim forms, Group A members must submit either a valid receipt showing the purchase of one of the air purifiers at issue from a third-party seller or a photo of a valid serial number of one of the air purifiers at issue. Group B members do not need to submit any documentation with their claim forms, but they will only be eligible for a lesser rewards.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person who (1) bought in the US any of the air purifiers at issue from a third-party seller, including but not limited to Amazon, b8ta, Best Buy, MoMa Design Store NYC, and Sprout, between May 1, 2016 and October 12, 2021, and (2) as of October 12, 2021, had not agreed to the arbitration provision in Molekule’s Terms & Conditions. The air purifiers at issue include the following:

- Molekule Air
- Molekule Air Pro
- Molekule Air Mini,
- Molekule Air Mini+
- Molekule Air Pro RX

Class members are divided into two groups:

- Group A are those who submit a valid claim form plus either a valid receipt showing the purchase of one of the air purifiers at issue from a third-party seller or a photo of a valid serial number of one of the air purifiers at issue.
- Group B are those who submit a valid claim form without any documentation.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Cash payment from the net settlement fund, currently estimated at $43.80, although it may be more or less than this amount, depending on the number of valid claims received and the air purifiers purchased. (2) Coupon, which can be redeemed towards the purchase of a filter that can be used in an air purifier or an air filter subscription. Coupon amount depends on a number of factors; maximum $250. Members of Group b will receive no more than 1/3 and no less than 1/6 of Group A cash and coupon amounts. For more information, see the Notice at https://airpurifiersettlement.com/pdf/Long_Form_Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $1.3 million in cash and up to $1.4 million in coupons

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
deLeeuw Law, LLC
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP

Claim Form: Molekule Air Purifiers False Advertising Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Apaliski, et al. v. Molekule, Inc.

Settlement Website: Molekule Air Purifiers False Advertising Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Air Purifier Settlement
RG/2 Claims Administration
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
1-866-742-4955
info@rg2claims.com
Fax: 215-827-5551

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Item Does Not Do What It Is Advertised to Do