UTZ Quality Foods Class Action Settlement, Exp 07-28-2019
UTZ Quality Foods Class Action Settlement
A settlement has been reached with Utz Quality Foods, LLC (“Utz”) in a class action lawsuit that alleges that Utz, through a nationwide advertising campaign, sold certain of its products by advertising that they were “All Natural.” The lawsuit alleges that the products are not “All Natural” in that they contain ingredients that are chemically derived, heavily processed, synthetic, artificial, and/or ingredients containing or derived from Genetically Modified Organisms. Utz denies the lawsuit’s allegations. The Court has not decided who is right. Instead, the parties have agreed to a settlement (the “Settlement”). If you purchased certain Utz and Bachman branded products, you may be eligible to receive a payment of up to $20 from a Settlement by completing a Claim Form available HERE.
If You Purchased Certain Utz® Or Bachman® Brand Products, You May Be Eligible To Receive A Cash Payment Of Up To $20 From A Class Action Settlement.
June 13, 2019 - Postmark Deadline To Request Exclusion From The Settlement Class
June 13, 2019 - Deadline To Object To The Settlement
July 28, 2019 - Postmark Deadline to Submit Claim
September 13, 2019, 3:00 P.M. - Court Hearing On Fairness Of The Settlement
WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE SETTLEMENT?
The Settlement Class includes all persons who, between December 30, 2010 and March 30, 2019, purchased in the United States any of the Eligible Products. Eligible Products include any and all products of any size, style, flavor and variety containing the Utz or Bachman brand which are or were labeled with the word “Natural,” or phrases “All Natural,” “non GMO,” or “not synthetic,” or any other words or phrases to convey the same or similar meanings, including the Utz and Bachman branded products identified on the Settlement Website as Eligible Products HERE.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
The Settlement provides for the establishment of a Settlement Fund with a value of $1,250,000.00 to pay (1) the claims made by Class Members who submit a timely and complete Claim Form up to $20 per household depending on amount of products purchased, (2) all costs of notice and administration; (3) any Service Awards awarded by the Court to the named Plaintiffs, which shall not exceed $5,000 to each named Plaintiff (or $15,000 total); and (4) Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses as may be awarded by the Court, but Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses shall not exceed $415,000. The actual amount recovered by each Settlement Class Member will not be determined until after the Claim Period has ended and all Claims have been calculated.
the Utz red hot potato chips are one of my favorites.
v999 last edited by v999
Love the Utz chips. We live an hour away from their Hanover factory. Went to their free self guided tour of potato chips being made (no camera allowed). The following were from the Utz’s Factory Outlet Store