What’s The Vital Nutrients Settlement About
This action alleges that Defendant violated California state law by improperly labeling and selling its products as being “Made in USA.” This action alleges that one or more components of Vital Nutrients’ products were sourced from outside of the United States. This action seeks, among other things, an award of damages against Defendant as a result of this alleged conduct.
The Court did not rule in favor of either party. Plaintiffs entered into the settlement to avoid the delay, risks, and increased costs associated with continued litigation.
A “Class Member” is any Person who purchased any Vital Nutrients’ product in the United States between August 1, 2012 to February 27, 2017, that contained an unqualified “Made in USA” label or were otherwise represented as being “Made in USA,” excluding: (1) RHG & Co., Inc., its officers, directors, employees, and their immediate family members, and (2) any judicial officer hearing this litigation, as well as their immediate family members and employees.
What Products Are Included?
All Vital Nutrient’s products that contained an unqualified “Made in the USA” label, or were otherwise represented as being “Made in USA,” including on Defendant’s website, brochures, or any other marketing materials.
How Much Do I Get?
Defendant will create a Gross Settlement Fund of nine hundred thousand dollars ($900,000).
Class Members who submit a valid claim without adequate proof of purchase shall receive $6.00 per product, up to a maximum of five (5) products per person.
Class Members who have proof of having purchased more than five (5) products and submit a valid claim accompanied by adequate proof of purchase shall receive $6.00 per product, up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) products per person.
Adequate proof of purchase means a cash register receipt or similar documentation identifying the purchased product and date of purchase.
If the amount available in the Net Settlement Fund is less than the total amount of valid claims submitted, then the amount to each Class Member shall be reduced pro rata so that the Gross Settlement Fund payments shall not exceed $900,000.
You must submit a claim by 11/27/2017.
Do Not Submit False Claims
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.