HILSLEY v. OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES

Case No. 3:17-cv-2335-GPC(MDD)

US District Court for the Southern District of California

IF YOU PURCHASED CERTAIN OCEAN SPRAY JUICE PRODUCTS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT

Please read this website carefully, your legal rights may be affected.

This Settlement resolves a lawsuit against Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (“Ocean Spray”) alleging that Ocean Spray’s Product labels claiming to contain “No Artificial Flavors” are false and misleading because the Products actually contain the artificial flavoring ingredients dl-malic acid and/or fumaric acid.

Ocean Spray denies the allegations and any wrongdoing. Nonetheless, it has agreed to settle to avoid the cost and uncertainty of litigation. The parties have reached a settlement that would provide monetary recovery as detailed below in exchange for a waiver and release of your claims. By participating in the Settlement, you waive and release any claims against Ocean Spray concerning the marketing and labeling of the Products.

Detailed information about the Settlement Agreement is available in the frequently asked questions and court documents section of this website.

YOUR OPTIONS AND IMPORTANT DEADLINES IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Claim by July 10, 2020

The only way to get a monetary payment. Postmark or submit your Claim Form online.

Exclude Yourself by July 1, 2020

If you ask to be excluded, you will not be bound by what the Court does in this case and will keep any right you might have to sue Ocean Spray separately about the legal claims in this lawsuit. If there is a recovery in this case, including under the proposed Settlement, you will not share in that recovery.

Object or Comment by July 1, 2020

You may file a written Objection no later than [date] and/or appear at the Final Approval Hearing to tell the Court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate. If you ask to be excluded from the Class (i.e., “opt out”), you may not file an Objection.

Do Nothing

 By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of sharing in any recovery (monetary or otherwise) that may come from a trial or a settlement. But you give up any right you may have to sue the Defendants separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit, and you will be bound by the outcome of this case.