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During the past 10 years if you have resided in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, South Dakota or Texas then maybe you are a part of probably the largest class action settlement in the United States so far. A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit (In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:11-cv-05379-CJC-AGR, MDL No. 2291). The plaintiff claimed that the marketing, advertising and sale of Wesson brand cooking oils, including Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend (“Wesson Oil Products”) made from Genetically Modified Ingredients (“GMOs”) as “100% Natural” was unlawful. The Defendant, ConAgra Foods, denies that it did anything wrong or unlawful. The parties decided to settle the matter to avoid further costs of litigation.

How do you know whether you are a part of Wesson Oil settlement?

You should have resided in any of the following states

California (28.06.2007 through 01.07.2017)

Colorado (12.01.2009 through 01.07.2017)

Florida (12.01.2008 through 01.07.2017)

Illinois (12.01.2007 through 01.07.2017)

Indiana (12.01.2006 through 01.07.2017)

Nebraska (12.01.2008 through 01.07.2017)

New York (12.01.2008 through 01.07.2017)

Ohio (12.01.2010 through 01.07.2017)

Oregon (12.01.2006 through 01.07.2017)

South Dakota (12.01.2006 through 01.07.2017)

Texas (12.01.2010 through 01.07.2017)

  • You must have purchased Wesson brand cooking oil for your own personal, non-commercial use during this period.

Important dates to be remembered in Wesson Oil Class Action Settlement:

  • 6th August 2019 - last date to raise your objection about the class action settlement.
  • 6th August 2019 - last date to let the court know that you want to exclude yourself from the said class action settlement.
  • 6th August 2019 - final date to file a notice of intent to appear at the fairness hearing (yourself or through your attorney)
  • 22nd August 2019 - last date to file your claim in Wesson Oil Class Settlement.
  • 7th October 2019 - date of fairness hearing.

Benefits of Wesson Oil Class Action Settlement:

The Settlement provides both injunctive relief and monetary damages to all Class Members.

Injunctive relief:

  • ConAgra will not advertise, market or sell Wesson Oil Products labeled as “natural” unless the FDA issues guidance or a regulation.
  • ConAgra foods has stopped advertising, marketing or selling Wesson Oil Products as “non-GMO”.
  • The Settlement does not preclude ConAgra from making other changes to the advertising and marketing of Wesson Oil Products.
  • The Parties agree that the value of such injunctive relief to the Classes is $27,000,000.

Monetary damages:

  • $0.15 for each unit of Wesson Oils purchased by members of each of the eleven Classes.
  • Recovery can be made for a maximum of 30 units without submitting any proof of purchase.
  • $575,000 to be allocated to members of the New York and Oregon state classes who submit Valid Claim forms, as compensation for the statutory damages.
  • $10,000 will be allocated to compensate households of each of the 11 classes who submits valid proof of purchase for more than 30 unit purchase. ($0.15 for each unit).
  • Only one (1) Claim Form can be submitted per Household, which is defined as all persons residing at the same physical address.

How do I get payment as a member of Wesson Oil Class Action Settlement?

As a class member of Wesson Oil Class Action Settlement you will be eligible to receive payment (provided the court approves the settlement) only when you submit your filled up claim form within the stipulated time. You can either submit your claim form online or you can mail it to the settlement administrator. But in either way your claim form must be submitted within 22nd August 2019.


Submission of claim form online:

www.secure.wessonoilsettlement.com/en/claimantinfo

Submission of claim form through mail:

Wesson Oil Settlement

c/o JND Legal Administration

P.O. Box 91249, Seattle, WA 98111-9349

Submission of claim form through email:

info@wessonoilsettlement.com

Whom do I submit my objection to Wesson Oil Class Action Settlement?

Clerk of the Court:

Office of the Clerk

United States District Court for the Central District of California

350 W. 1st Street, Suite 4311

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Class Counsel:

Ariana J. Tadler

Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP

One Penn Plaza, Suite 1920

New York, NY 10119

Counsel for Conagra:

Angela M. Spivey

Alston & Bird

One Atlantic Center

1201 W Peachtree Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30309-1404

Class Counsel:

Adam J. Levitt

DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC

Ten North Dearborn Street, Eleventh Floor

Chicago, IL 60602

Reference link:

www.wessonoilsettlement.com

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