Www.WhiteChipsSettlement.com – Ghirardelli White Chocolate Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
The lawsuit was filed against Ghirardelli because the company mislabeled the product. This is in reference to the products labels as Premium Baking Chips. The specific products are those that had the Classic White or Classic White Chips on them. Apparently those who bought the products believed them to be white chocolate chips. Apparently this was not the case. Honestly, if I saw those labels, I would also assume that they would be white chocolate chips. I think I would make the inference because it is a chocolate company after all. There was also mislabeling in terms of alleging that some of the products were natural when they were not.
You will have to send in a claim form in order to get payment from this case. You will have to send this in up to 30 days after the fairness hearing. The fairness hearing or also called final approval hearing will be on February 19, 2015. At this hearing, it will be decided if the settlement is fair and reasonable. It is also at this hearing that the court will decide if the payments asked for by the attorneys and for the plaintiffs and the expenses and costs associated with the case are fair. The hearing will be in San Francisco, California. You can go to this hearing if you want but you do not have to. You will still get paid if you decide not to go. If you do decide to go, you will have to ask permission though. You will be able to get the information at the Www.WhiteChipsSettlement.com site.
You can send in your claim form online if you wish. This would be the easiest way to do it. Only when your claim is verified and approved will you get any payment. The payment you will get is $1.50 for each purchase of the White Chips products. Or you can get $0.75 for any other product that you buy. The period covered for the purchases is between August 17, 2008 to October 2, 2014. If you got a notice in the mail, then you will most likely have a claim number and a control number. If you did not get anything in the mail, then you will not have these numbers. Either way, you will still be able to file a claim online. So you will have to click on the appropriate link in order to proceed. If you do not want to submit the claim form online, then you will have to download a claim form from the website. After you have downloaded the claim form, you can print it out, enter all the information and mail it.
Some of the detailed information that you will have to include are the month that you bought the product and the year that you bought the product. You will also have to enter where you bought it. In addition, you will have to provide the name of the product that you bought. Also add the quantity and the amount that you paid. If you bought the products in order to sell them to others, you will not be included. You will also have a choice as to how you would like your payment. You can either have a check sent to you or you can have it directly deposited in your bank. If you decide that you want the direct deposit, then you will have to enter your bank name, your ABA Routing Number and your Account number. You will then have to sign it and date it. When you mail it, make sure that you include any proof that you bought the products. This could be in the form of receipts or statements.
A toll free number is provided if you have any questions. These questions could be related to the claim form that you are filling out or for other questions that you may have about the case. I think it is better for you to ask if you have questions. If you have legal questions, you can also ask the legal counsel. There will be contact information provided online at the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Class Action Lawsuit Settlement website. This will be the information for the class counsel. Do not contact the defendant’s counsel.
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