Near East Couscous and Other Grain Products Slack Fill California 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:

Golden Grain Company makes boxes of couscous, rice pilaf, whole grains, quinoa, and tabbouleh under the Near East brand. The company is now settling a class action alleging that the boxes contain too much nonfunctional slack fill (empty space) and therefore they violated California laws against deceptive advertising.

Docket Number:

CGC-16-555084

Company: Golden Grain Company

Filing Deadline: August 24, 2020

Class Period: October 28, 2012 to May 8, 2020

Objection Deadline: August 24, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: August 24, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: November 5, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Without proof of purchase, you may make a claim for up to six boxes of the products, with only one claim per household. If you have proof of purchase, you may make a claim for any number of boxes of the products.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought one or more boxes of Near East couscous, rice pilaf, whole grains, quinoa or tabbouleh, in California, for personal use and not for resale, between October 28, 2012 and May 8, 2020.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Awards of $1.25 per box purchased during the class period. Without proof: up to six boxes per claim, one claim per household. With proof: number of boxes you can prove you purchased.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe

Claim Form: Near East Couscous and Other Grain Products Slack Fill CA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Brannin v. Golden Grain Company

Settlement Website: Near East Couscous and Other Grain Products Slack Fill CA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 42497
Philadelphia, PA 19101
844-491-5737

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Excessive Slack Fill