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Nature’s Way Coconut Oil Product Claims 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:

Nature’s Way Products, LLC and Schwabe North America, Inc. are paying $1.85 million to settle a class action alleging that it advertised its Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Liquid Coconut Oil in ways that are deceptive. The complaint says the company violated California laws, including the Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and also breached express and implied warranties.

Docket Number:

3:16-cv-00532-WQH-AGS

Company: Schwabe North America Inc.

Filing Deadline: October 31, 2019

Class Period: January 28, 2012 to August 30, 2019

Objection Deadline: November 25, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: October 31, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: December 13, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

No, but those who can provide proof of purchase (receipt or product packaging) may make claims for more units.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, between January 28, 2012 and August 30, 2019, you bought Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in a 16-ounce or 32-ounce jar or Nature’s Way Liquid Coconut Oil in a 10-ounce or 20-ounce bottle, for your own personal or household use, not for resale, and bearing at least one of these claims:

  • “Healthy”
  • “Ideal for Exercise and Weight Loss Programs”
  • “Recommendation: Take 1 tablespoon (14g) up to 4 times daily”
  • “Non-hydrogenated, no trans fat,” unless the statement, “See Supplement Facts for total fat and saturated fat content,” was displayed near the phrase “Non- hydrogenated, no trans fat.”
Typical Settlement Amount:

With proof of purchase: $3 per 16-ounce semi-solid jar; $6 per 32-ounce semi-solid jar; $3.50 per 10-ounce liquid jar; $6 per 20-ounce liquid jar. Without proof of purchase: same amounts per unit, but with a maximum of three units.

Total Settlement Amount: $1.85 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$7,500

Law Firms:
Law Office of Paul K. Joseph PC
The Law Office of Jack Fitzgerald PC

Claim Form: Nature’s Way Coconut Oil Product Claims Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Sherry Hunter v. Nature’s Way, et al.

Settlement Website: Nature’s Way Coconut Oil Product Claims Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hunter v. Nature’s Way Prods. LLC, et al.
RG/2 Claims Administration LLC
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
(866)742-4955
info@rg2claims.com

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Misrepresentation, False Health Claims