SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Gutride Safier LLP regarding the Filippo Berio Olive Oil Class Action Settlement.
If you purchased Filippo Berio Olive Oil a class action settlement may affect your rights.
A proposed class action settlement has been reached concerning Filippo Berio Olive Oil labeling practices. The case is known as Kumar v. Salov North America Corp., Case No. 4:14-cv-02411-YGR (N.D. Cal.).
What is this about?
The lawsuit claims that Filippo Berio olive oil products were inappropriately labeled as "Imported from Italy" on the front label. As part of the settlement, defendant Salov North America Corp. has agreed to stop this labeling practice and provide payments for customers. The defendant denies any wrongdoing.
Who is a class member?
You are an eligible class member if you purchased, between May 23, 2010 and June 30, 2015, (in the United States, for personal use and not resale), any of the following Filippo Berio branded olive oil products: Robusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Delicato Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Oil, or Light Tasting Olive Oil.
What are the benefits?
Defendant will provide class members a payment of $0.50 per can or bottle purchased. A minimum of $2.00 will be paid to any class member who submits a valid claim. Class members can obtain payments for up to 10 purchases (up to $5.00 per household) without proof of purchase. Proof of purchase is required to obtain a payment of more than $5.00 per household (for more than 10 bottles or cans purchased).
What are my rights?
You have the right to make a claim, to object to the settlement, to exclude yourself from the litigation, or to do nothing. To receive a payment, you must submit a claim, either online or by mail to the administrator. Your claim must be postmarked by May 2, 2017. In the alternative, you may exclude yourself from the litigation. This is the only way to preserve your right to pursue a separate lawsuit against the defendant about the claims released by this settlement. You will receive no payment. Your request for exclusion must be received by May 2, 2017. Finally, you may object to the settlement. To object, you must submit an objection in writing that complies with the requirements in the settlement notice available at www.SNAOliveOilSettlement.com. Your objection must be received by May 2, 2017. If you do nothing, you will receive no payment and have no right to sue later for the claims released by the settlement.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1304 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612, Courtroom 5, 2nd Floor, on May 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., to decide whether to approve the settlement and to award attorneys' fees and expenses of up to $982,500, to be paid by Defendant, and $2,500 for the Plaintiff, as a representative award. The motion for fees and expenses will be posted on the website below after they are filed. You may attend this hearing, but you don't have to.
Payments will be made to the Settlement Class only if the Court approves the settlement and all appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
If the settlement does not become effective, the litigation will continue, but only on behalf of purchasers in California. If you are a purchaser in California, you have the same rights under the settlement as other class members. You also have the right to make a claim or object now and exclude yourself from the litigation later, if the settlement does not become effective.
For more information, please visit www.SNAOliveOilSettlement.com, or contact the claim administrator at 1-844-702-2783 or by writing to: Kumar v Salov, c/o Heffler Claims Group, P.O. Box 58476, Philadelphia, PA 19102-8476, or contact class counsel Gutride Safier LLP at www.gutridesafier.com.
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SOURCE Gutride Safier LLP