Overview Of The Proposed Settlement
If you purchased YoPlus® yogurt in the United States between July 26, 2007 and July 5, 2012, inclusive, you may be entitled to a cash payment from a class action settlement.
The Settlement resolves a lawsuit claiming that General Mills, Inc. and Yoplait USA, Inc. (“Defendants”) engaged in deceptive and unfair conduct in violation of state consumer protection laws by advertising that its YoPlus®-branded yogurt products provide digestive health benefits that regular yogurt does not provide. Defendants deny all allegations and are entering into this Settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
The Court did not decide this case in favor of Plaintiff or Defendants. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. That way, they avoid the cost of a trial, and settlement benefits go to the Settlement Class Members. The Class Representative and the attorneys think the Settlement is best for the Settlement Class Members
What Are My Options?
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||The deadline to submit a Claim Form was August 16, 2013.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||The deadline to exclude yourself was May 18, 2013.|
|OBJECT OR COMMENT||The deadline to object to the settlement was May 18, 2013.|
|DO NOTHING||If you did nothing, you will be part of the Settlement Class. You will not receive a cash payment from the Settlement unless you filed a valid and timely Claim Form. You won’t be able to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal issues in this case.|
Final Approval Hearing
The Court held a Final Approval Hearing at 1:30 p.m. on June 17, 2013 in the Courtroom of the Honorable Cormac J. Carney, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4516. At this hearing, the Court approved the Settlement.