Naan Bread Settlement
This lawsuit is about the labeling of naan bread products. The Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants made false statements on the labels of its naan bread products, including that the naan is “tandoor baked,” “tandoor oven baked,” “baked in a tandoor oven,” and “hand stretched and tandoor oven-baked to honor 2,000 years of tradition.” The Defendants deny all of the claims made in the lawsuit.
The Court did not decide in favor of the Plaintiff or Defendants. Instead, the Plaintiff and Defendants agreed to a settlement. This way, they avoid the cost and burden of a trial and the people affected can get benefits. The Class Representative and her attorneys think the settlement is best for all Settlement Class Members.
The settlement includes everyone who purchased eligible Naan products that defendants (FGF Brands) produced that was marketed or sold in the United States and that was represented to the purchaser as Naan baked in a tandoor oven (the “Products”) from November 16, 2013 through October 23, 2020.
The settlement does not include the Defendants and their affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate family members; and class counsel, the judge and the magistrate judge who have presided over the Action, and their immediate family members.
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Eligible products include:
- Stonefire Original Naan;
- Stonefire Roasted Garlic Naan;
- Stonefire Whole Grain Naan;
- Stonefire Organic Original Naan;
- Stonefire Original Mini Naan;
- Stonefire Ancient Grain Mini Naan;
- Stonefire Naan Dippers; and
- any other Naan that Defendants produced that was marketed or sold in the United States and that was misrepresented and sold during the timeframe listed above.
Defendants have agreed to create a $1,895,000 Settlement Fund. After deducting attorneys’ fees and expenses, the Class Representative’s service award, and the costs of notice and administration, the balance of the fund will be used to make payments to Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms.
If you submit a valid Claim Form, you will receive $2.50 for each Product purchased. You may claim up to a maximum of five (5) Products without proof of purchase and an unlimited number of Products with proof of purchase. Each household may only submit one Claim Form. If the total dollar amount of valid claims submitted is more than the amount remaining in the Settlement Fund after making the fees and expenses, the Class Representative’s service award, and the costs of notice for consistency with above section, payments will be reduced on a pro rata basis (equally proportioned).
You must complete and submit a Claim Form by February 18, 2021.