A website has been established to inform customers of their rights under a Chipotle non-GMO class action settlement.
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Chipotle agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with customers who claimed that the restaurant chain’s “non-GMO” advertisements are false and misleading, saying that Chipotle products did indeed contain GMOs.
The settlement deal was given preliminary approval on Sept. 11, 2019.
The website notes that there is no money available now, and no guarantee that there will be in the future. However, the proposed settlement deal would provide benefits to customers if it is granted final approval.
The Chipotle non-GMO settlement deal explains that Chipotle has agreed to a settlement, even though the company still maintains that it did nothing wrong. The company and the customers have agreed to a settlement deal to avoid the costs and risks of continuing to pursue litigation over the non-GMO class action lawsuit.
Per the terms of the proposed settlement deal, eligible Class Members may receive $2 cash for each qualifying purchase. For customers who do not have proof of purchase, they are limited to five refunds. Customers who do have proof of purchase can receive $2 for up to 10 qualifying purchases. Each qualifying household is capped at 15 meals.
Class Members include Chipotle customers who bought Chipotle food containing meat and dairy ingredients in a Chipotle restaurant in California, Maryland, or New York between April 27, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
Customers’ attorneys had a positive reaction to the settlement deal, claiming that the recovery is “quite good considering the limited damage available to each class member at trial, and the ease of fling a claim for up to $10 without proof of purchase.”
More information is available by calling KCC Class Action Services at 1-855-336-4146.
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The plaintiffs are represented by Matthew B. George, Mario M. Choi, Frederic S. Fox, Laurence D. King and Donald R. Hall of Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, and Matthew I. Menchel and Hartley M. K. West of Kobre & Kim LLP.
The Chipotle Non-GMO Class Action Lawsuit is Martin Schneider, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Case No. 4:16-cv-02200, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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