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 Organic Milk Settlement Notice

 

Award (how much your claim may be worth): You can receive a cash refund of $10 to $30 from the organic milk marketing class action lawsuit settlement if you purchased High Meadow, Kirkland, Safeway Select, O Organics, Archer Farms, Great Value and/or Wild Oats branded organic milk products.

 

 

Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s):  In re: Aurora Dairy Corp. Organic Milk Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 4:08-md-01907-ERW, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.

 

Company(ies): AURORA DAIRY CORPORATION; COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION; SAFEWAY, INC.; TARGET CORPORATION, WAL-MART STORES, INC.; WILD OATS MARKETS, INC.

Aurora Dairy Corp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Website of the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator (FILE YOUR CLAIM HERE): www.OrganicMilkMarketingSettlement.com

 

Address to submit a claim form (REQUIRED):

 

The easiest way to receive a cash refund from the organic milk class action settlement is to submit a Claim Form online at www.OrganicMilkMarketingSettlement.com. You can also mail a Claim Form to the following address. Claim Forms must be submitted or postmarked no later than March 13, 2013.
 
Aurora Organic Dairy Litigation Settlement
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 808003
Petaluma, CA 94975-8003

 

Phone Number to call for assistance: (877) 280-8361

 

Details:The Aurora organic milk settlement will resolve 19 separate class action lawsuits filed in 2007 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed suspending or revoking Aurora’s organic milk certification after finding the company “willfully” violated 14 difference federal organic regulations, including multiple cases of non-organic cows being used to produce organic milk. The class action lawsuits were consolidated into a single case known as In re: Aurora Dairy Corp. Organic Milk Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation.


Consumers alleged in the organic milk class action lawsuit that Aurora duped them into paying more for organic milk produced by Aurora Organic Dairy by using deceptive labeling, graphics and marketing claims that depicted cows happily grazing in pastures or on farms, when in reality “the animals were living short, stressful lives being forced to produce copious quantities of milk in the kind of filthy industrial conditions that organic consumers thought they were avoiding.”

Aurora Organic Dairy denies the allegations and reminds consumers that an appeals court and district court dismissed the class action lawsuits’ claims that the milk was not organic and confirmed that Aurora’s milk was at all times properly labeled and sold as organic, and that Aurora’s milk has been certified as organic by a USDA-accredited certifying agent since 2004. The only remaining claim in the lawsuits, that the milk was deceptively marketed, is vigorously denied by the company.

Class Members of the Aurora organic milk class action lawsuit settlement include all U.S. consumers who purchased, for personal use and not for resale, organic milk, organic butter, organic cream and organic non-fat dry milk produced, processed, marketed and/or sold by Aurora Organic Dairy and its affiliates on or before September 14, 2012. These products include, but are not limited to those sold under the following brand names:

 

Aurora Organic Dairy’s “High Meadow” brand
Costco’s “Kirkland” brand
Safeway’s “Safeway Select” and “O Organics” brands
Target’s “Archer Farms” brand
Wal-Mart’s “Great Value” brand
Wild Oats’ “Wild Oats” brand

Class Members with or without proof of purchase can receive a one-time cash award of up to $10 from the organic milk class action settlement if they purchased between 1 and 20 units of milk. Class Members with valid proof of purchase can receive up to $15 if they purchased between 21 and 60 units, $20 if they purchased 61 to 80 units, $25 if they purchased 81 to 100 units, and $30 if they purchased 101 or more units.

The ONLY way to get a cash award from the Aurora organic milk settlement is to submit a valid Claim Form either online at www.OrganicMilkMarketingSettlement.com or to mailed to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than March 13, 2013.

A Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for February 26, 2013.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Aurora Organic Milk Marketing Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.OrganicMilkMarketingSettlement.com.

 

Purchased From:  On or before September 14, 2012

 

Claims must be postmarked by: 3/13/13


Settlement Administrator(s): Gilardi & Co.

 

Class Counsel:

 

Don M. Downing

GRAY, RITTER & GRAHAM P.C.

 

Elizabeth A. Fegan

HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP

 

Defense Counsel:

 

LATHAM & WATKINS LLP

  

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16 Comments

  • Angel August 9, 2013

    I GOT A CHECK FOR $10.00 TODAY. I’M VERY HAPPY TO GET IT.

  • Robin August 9, 2013

    Received my check–$10.00

  • Karen August 9, 2013

    Got a check for $10. Pleasant surprise since with the Skechers and Walborne FTC denials I gave up on getting anything from class actions anymore.

  • Tom August 9, 2013

    I got a 10 check today too….:)

  • Grace August 9, 2013

    I received a check today for $10 as well as my mom.

  • Grace August 9, 2013

    I received a check today for $10 as well as my mom.

  • Grace August 9, 2013

    I received a check today for $10 as well as my mom.

  • DEBBIE LOSARDO August 9, 2013

    Happy to get $10 check! I was also denied for Skechers and Walborne. (Only got a denial letter for Walborne.) I wonder if Top Class Actions can help us?

  • Grace August 9, 2013

    Karen I feel for you! Same exact thing happened to me……. !

  • DEBBIE LOSARDO August 9, 2013

    Happy to get $10 check! I was also denied for Skechers and Walborne. (Only got a denial letter for Walborne.) I wonder if Top Class Actions can help us?

  • Audrey Graham August 10, 2013

    I got a $10 check today. Boiron is also sending out checks for the wine settlement. It looks like between $10-21.50.

  • Audrey Graham August 10, 2013

    I got a $10 check today. Boiron is also sending out checks for the wine settlement. It looks like between $10-21.50.

  • Audrey Graham August 10, 2013

    I got a $10 check today. Boiron is also sending out checks for the wine settlement. It looks like between $10-21.50.

  • jennell August 16, 2013

    Got my 10.00 check and was happy about it.

  • Dee September 22, 2013

    $10.00, whoppeeee!!!

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