Kona Class Action Settlement
Plaintiffs brought this lawsuit on behalf of all other consumers who similarly purchased Kona Beers during the time period of February 28, 2013 through June 14, 2019 (“Class Members”). This lawsuit alleges that Kona Beers were deceptively advertised as being brewed in Hawaii when they are actually brewed in the continental United States.
The Court has not determined which side is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties, expenses and expenditure of resources associated with ongoing litigation.
If you purchased any 4-pack, 6-pack, 12-pack, or 24-pack variety of Kona Beer from February 28, 2013 through June 14, 2019, you may be a Class Member.
You are not a member of the Class if: (a) you have timely and properly excluded yourself from the Settlement, explained in Question 8 below, (b) you are a retailer or distributor of Kona Beer or purchased Kona Beer for the purpose of re-selling the beer, (c) you are an employee of CBA or the law firms representing the Parties, or (d) you are governmental entity or part of the Court’s immediate family or the Court’s staff.
What Products Are Included?
Eligible varieties of Kona Beers include Longboard Island Lager, Hanalei IPA, Castaway IPA, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau, Wailua Wheat, Fire Rock Pale Ale, Pipeline Porter, Lavaman Red Ale, Koko Brown Ale, Kua Bay IPA, Gold Cliff IPA, Kanaha Blonde Ale, Liquid Aloha Variety Pack, Island Hopper Variety Pack, Happy Mahalo Variety Pack, and Wave Rider Tandem Pack. Kona Beers that are sold without packaging (i.e., loose bottles, loose cans, and draft beer) are not included.
How Much Do I Get?
The Settlement allows Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, without proof of purchase, to recover up to $10 per household, depending on the number of eligible Kona Beers purchased. Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, with proof of purchase, can recover up to $20 per household, depending on the number of eligible Kona Beers purchased. The following payments can be claimed for each eligible Kona Beer:
i. 4-pack Kona Beers: $1.25 per unit.
ii. 6-pack Kona Beers: $1.25 per unit.
iii. 12-pack Kona Beers: $2.00 per unit.
iv. 24-pack Kona Beers: $2.75 per unit
Must submit your Claim Form online or by mail by 10/7/2019.
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 settlement rebates 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 $10 with no proof, up to $20 with proof
- Proof of Purchase Required: No
- Settlement Pool: N/A
- Filing Deadline: 10/7/2019
- Read Settlement Details Here