Emergen-C class action settlement

A $6.45 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that alleges Alacer Corp. used misleading statements in its marketing, advertising and packaging of its Emergen-C products. If you purchased Emergen-C from June 1, 2006 to Feb. 27, 2012, you may be eligible for payment from the class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Emergen-C settlement include all persons who purchased Emergen-C products in the United States between June 1, 2006 and Feb. 27, 2012. The Emergen-C products included in the class action settlement include:

Emergen-C Original Formula;
Emergen-C Specialty Formula products: Heart Health, Joint Health, Immune Defense, Lite with MSM, MSM, Vitamin D & Calcium, and ElectroMIX;
Emergen-C Multi-Vitamin, Kidz Multi-Vitamin, and Emergen-C Kidz;
Emergen-C Immune Plus; and
Super Gram tablets

Potential Award

$18 – $36. Class Members with Proof of Purchase, such as a valid receipt or box packaging, can claim the full purchase price paid for the products during the settlement class period. Class Members with a receipt can seek reimbursement for the purchase price listed on the receipt. Class Members with box packaging can seek reimbursement ranging from $4.36 to $12.97, depending on the products purchased. Claimants with Proof of Purchase may seek reimbursement up to a maximum recovery of $36.

Class Members without Proof of Purchase may file a claim for 75 percent of the average price of the product purchased, up to a maximum recovery of $18. Average prices of the Emergen-C products range from $4.36 to $12.97, depending on the product purchased.

The actual amount paid to individual claimants will depend on the number of valid claims made and may be reduced pro rata if the total value of all valid claims is greater than the money available in the Emergen-C class action settlement fund.

Proof of Purchase

Valid receipt or box packaging. Proof of Purchase is not required to receive compensation from the Emergen-C settlement, but it will increase the amount of the potential award.

Claim Form Deadline


UPDATE: Payments for the Emergen-C class action settlement were mailed to eligible Class Members in late January 2015.

Case Name

Crystle Wong v. Alacer Corp., Case No. CGC-12-519221, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco.

Case Summary

The Emergen-C settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit that challenged Alacer’s statements about the immunity-related, energy-related and metabolism-related benefits provided by Emergen-C. Alacer denies the allegations and maintains that its statements about Emergen-C’s health benefits were proper, but agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of trial.

Final Hearing


UPDATE: On June 27, 2014, the Court granted final approval to the Emergen-C class action settlement. The Court also extended the claim filing deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. Learn more.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Emergen-C Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 4655
Portland, OR 97208-4655

Class Counsel

Michael R. Reese

Patrick J. Sheehan

Stephen D’Angelo

Jeffrey A. Leon

Kevin T. Horner

Brian T. Kreisler

Defense Counsel

Robyn E. Bladow

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  • Delvia Evans January 15, 2014

    Where’s claim form???

  • Lordsclay January 27, 2014

    The form is on their site but, there are issues going on with the form.

  • stacey February 3, 2014

    keeps saying that my session has expired, and to re-summit form. I tried 3 times, with no results.

  • beelp February 9, 2014

    What total BS, these “class action’ lawsuits are! Is this what America is going to be noted for by historians? I am SO disgusted by these stupid harassment lawsuits initiated by a bunch of whiners.

  • Rmh March 5, 2014

    Claim form does not function properly…am not able to submit claim….please notify company that they have “another” issue to fix!

  • KAREN May 16, 2014

    Please be advised that the Court has continued the hearing on PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR FINAL CERTIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT CLASS, APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND PAYMENT OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS AND INCENTIVE AWARDS to May 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Department 302 of the San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Josh July 8, 2014

    Claim filing deadline has been extended to October 1, 2014

    • santas little helper July 11, 2014

      bastards…..must of been a low number of claims filed. well payout will be next year now after they have to go thru validating claims.

  • Steven July 21, 2014

    I don’t understand why there was an extension to file a claim. If folks did not file in time, then TOO BAD FOR THEM

  • Susan July 26, 2014

    On June 27, 2014, the Court entered an Order Granting Final Approval and Judgment. You can view the Order here. The Court also extended the claim filing deadline to October 1, 2014.

  • Top Class Actions September 10, 2014

    UPDATE: On June 27, 2014, the Court granted final approval to the Emergen-C class action settlement. The Court also extended the claim filing deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. Learn more.

  • EmilyFrog59@hotmail.com September 20, 2014

    Kept trying to file online claim and it kept saying session expired! Also how do you file for more than 1 year? I bought these darn things every fall!

  • steve November 19, 2014

    any one get a check yet ??

    • QT from Cali November 19, 2014

      No :(

      • steve December 2, 2014

        any one get a check yet ?

  • Kimberly December 29, 2014

    Any updates?

  • steve January 13, 2015

    any checks yet ???

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  • Justintime January 20, 2015

    God is good! Just got a check this morning for $22.01 in Louisiana.

  • bart January 20, 2015

    Received $36 check today

    • bart January 20, 2015

      az where chk receivecd

  • dana January 20, 2015

    got a check today for $36.98 fl

  • B January 20, 2015

    Received check today 36.00

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  • Betty January 20, 2015

    Woohoo, $36. I feel better already!

  • Max January 20, 2015

    Nothing in NorCal yet!

  • nancy January 20, 2015

    Received $19 and some change today in Texas

  • Robert January 20, 2015

    My check was for $6.50 better then nothing I suppose .

  • BRENDA January 20, 2015

    36.00 LA.

  • Kat January 21, 2015

    Got a check for $22.60 yesterday. Thanks TCA

  • Ann January 21, 2015

    Got a check for $29.97 on 1/20/15. . in Atl, GA.

  • Grace January 21, 2015

    God is good! Got $ 34.44. Thank you TCA.

  • Sheila January 21, 2015

    Thank the Lord, I received a check yesterday for $21.00. This is a legit website and it helps people.

  • david January 21, 2015

    Live in Washington State; Checks arrived this week. $36.00

  • Lo Mucho Muy Grande Bang-Bang January 21, 2015

    Received $36.00 yesterday and was able to enjoy a nice dinner and cup of coffee with my mother. GOD IS GREAT!!!

  • tony January 21, 2015

    received $36.00 yesdiddy in Mississippi
    topclassaction is the best

  • stlc January 21, 2015

    Chk arrived in MO today $36–Thanks

  • Jessica January 21, 2015

    I received $36.00 in Illinois today.

  • Marketstar777@hotmail.com January 21, 2015

    Received $36 on 1/20/15 in Jacksonville FL

  • Jennell January 21, 2015

    I received $9 and my husband received $18 today in California God is good

  • Mark Goodman, ND January 22, 2015

    I received a $36 settlement check on 1/21/15 :)

  • Cella January 22, 2015

    $36 check received in San Antonio, TX yesterday! Thanks to topclassactions!

  • derp January 22, 2015

    Received $36 in FL on January 19th. Despite the phrase \FOR DEPOSIT ONLY\ appearing over the endorsement line on the face of the check, Amscot cashed it with no issue.

  • Top Class Actions February 6, 2015

    UPDATE: Payments for the Emergen-C class action settlement were mailed to eligible Class Members in late January 2015. Congrats to everyone who got PAID!

  • Jonathan Wilkendorf July 16, 2015

    I am so glad I didn’t hear about this suit until now. I have depended on Electromix for helping with a heart electrical problem that I have, and luckily had a lot stored up for when it was discontinued for a while. If this frivolous lawsuit was in any way responsible for causing Alacer to temporarily be out of stock on this product, there may be many customers angry at the lawyers who filed this suit.

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