belVita Breakfast Biscuit Settlement, Eligible Class Members Get $34
This case, Patrick McMorrow et al. v. Mondelēz International Inc., No. 17-cv-2327-BAS-JLB (S.D. Cal.), is a lawsuit that alleges Mondelēz International Inc (MDLZ) violated certain laws in labeling certain breakfast products. The labels made these belVita products seem healthy, when they were in fact unhealthy due to their high added sugar content. MDLZ denies any and all wrongdoing and has asserted various defenses that it believes are meritorious.
Both sides have agreed to a Settlement, which will allow both sides to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation. The Court has not decided in favor of the Class or MDLZ. The Class Representatives and their attorneys think the Settlement is best for the Class. Check out the details of this belVita Breakfast Biscuit Settlement below.
The Class includes all persons in the United States who, between November 16, 2013 and November 17, 2021 (the “Class Period”), purchased in the United States, for household use and not for resale or distribution, one of the Class Products.
The Class Products include MDLZ’s belVita Crunchy Biscuits, belVita Soft Baked Biscuits, belVita Bites, and belVita Sandwiches products bearing the phrase “NUTRITIOUS STEADY ENERGY,” “NUTRITIOUS SUSTAINED ENERGY” or “NUTRITIOUS MORNING ENERGY.” That includes:
- belVita Crunchy Biscuits
- Varieties: Toasted Coconut, Cranberry Orange, Golden Oat, Blueberry, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice
- belVita Soft Baked Biscuits
- Varieties: Banana Bread, Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, Oats & Chocolate, Oats & Peanut Butter
- belVita Bites
- Varieties: Chocolate, Mixed Berry, Cinnamon Brown Sugar
- belVita Sandwiches
- Varieties: Peanut Butter, Vanilla Yogurt Crème, Strawberry Yogurt Crème, Dark Chocolate Crème
Related: See All Settlement Rebates Here
As part of the Settlement, MDLZ has agreed to establish an $8,000,000, non-reversionary Settlement Fund to pay all Settlement Expenses, including the costs of Class Notice and Administration, attorneys’ fees and costs, service awards for the Class Representatives, and Cash Awards for Class Members who make claims.
The Settlement provides both monetary and injunctive relief to all Class Members. Class Members who make claims will be entitled to monetary compensation, on a pro rata basis, depending on which and how many boxes of breakfast products they purchased during the Class Period.
Class Members who timely submit a valid approved claim are entitled to compensation. Each timely, valid claimant will receive a payment based on the type and estimated amount of Class Products purchased during the Class Period. Based on the estimated number of claims that will be made, the estimated average Cash Award is approximately $34.10. However, the actual amount of the Cash Award any individual receives will depend on both the number of claims made and each claimant’s purchase history, and may be significantly more or less than $34.10.
Submitting a claim is the only way to get a monetary payment. Claim Forms must be submitted online or mailed to the Class Administrator by February 9, 2022.