This Utz Settlement comes after a lawsuit alleging that through a nationwide advertising campaign, the Defendant sold 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, and/or artificial, and/or ingredients containing and/or derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMOs”). Utz denies any and all wrongdoing of any kind whatsoever, and denies any liability to Plaintiffs and to the Settlement Class.
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.
Excluded from the Class are: (a) Utz’s board members or executive-level officers; (b) persons who purchased the Eligible Products primarily for the purpose of resale, including, but not limited to, retailers or re-sellers of the Eligible Products; (c) governmental entities; (d) persons who timely and properly exclude themselves from the Class as provided in this Agreement; and (e) the Court, the Court’s immediate family, and Court staff.
What Products Are Included?
Eligible Products include all sizes, styles, flavors, and varieties of the following products:
- Utz Branded Potato Chips;
- Utz Branded Baked Potato Chips;
- Utz Branded Pretzels;
- Utz Branded Popcorn;
- Utz Branded Tortillas;
- Utz Branded Snack Mixes;
- Utz Branded Salsas and Utz Dips;
- Utz Branded Cheese and Extruded Snacks; and
- Utz Branded Pork Rinds.
- Bachman Branded Pretzels;
- Bachman Branded Potato Chips;
- Bachman Branded Tortilla Chips and Corn Chips;
- Bachman Branded Cheese Snacks;
- Bachman Branded Popcorn; and
- Bachman Branded Salsa.
How Much Do I Get?
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.
Class Members who submit a valid, timely, and complete Claim Form are entitled to receive a cash payment of Two Dollars ($2.00) per Qualifying Purchase up to a maximum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per household from the Settlement Fund. 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.
Do Not Submit False Claims
These settlements enable you to get something back if you were wronged by merchants, manufacturers or other entities. They sometimes reach out to you to let you know that you’re part of a settlement, but that’s not always the case. make sure to check dates and products carefully to see if you’re eligible. You can look here for more settlements that you might qualify for.
Please do not submit fraudulent claims for these settlement rebates. It takes money away from those who deserve a reimbursement, and furthermore it is illegal. You’re usually required to acknowledge something along these lines:
I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that all of the information provided on this Claim Form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
- File claim here
- Rebate: Up to $20
- Proof of Purchase Required: No
- Settlement Pool: $1,250,000.00
- Filing Deadline: July 28, 2019
- Read Settlement Details Here