Settlement Information

A proposed settlement has been reached in a case involving Welch Foods Inc. (“Welch”) alleging that labeling three 100% juice products with claims that they help support a healthy heart are misleading. The case is Hanson v. Welch Foods Inc., Case No. 3:20-cv-02011-JCS (N.D. Cal.). Welch denies the allegations and denies any wrongdoing whatsoever.

The Settlement provides both monetary and injunctive relief to all Class Members. Class Members who make claims will be entitled to monetary compensation, on a pro rata basis, depending on how many Class Products they purchased during the Class Period.

Who Is A Class Member?

The Class includes all persons in the United States who, between March 23, 2016 and October 1, 2021 (the “Class Period”), purchased in the United States, for household use and not for resale or distribution, one of the Class Products. The Class Products are the following:

  • Welch’s 100% Grape Juice Concord Grape
  • Welch’s 100% Juice Red Sangria
  • Welch’s 100% Black Cherry Concord Grape Juice

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit A Claim Form

March 7, 2022

Obtain compensation from the Settlement.

The only way to get a monetary payment.

Claim Forms must be submitted online, or mailed to the Class Administrator by March 7, 2022.

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

March 7, 2022

Opt out of the Settlement, get no benefits from it, and retain your claims.

You may ask to be excluded from the Settlement, in which case your individual claims will not be released if the Settlement is approved by the Court. But if you ask to be excluded, you cannot obtain compensation from the Settlement. Opt-Out Forms must be submitted online, or mailed to the Class Administrator and postmarked by March 7, 2022.

OBJECT

March 7, 2022

Tell the Court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate.

You may file with the Court a written objection no later than March 7, 2022, and/or appear at the Final Approval Hearing to tell the Court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate.

DO NOTHING

No deadline

Stay in the Settlement, await the outcome, give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you will get no compensation from the Settlement, and give up any right you may have to sue Welch Foods, Inc. separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Dates and Deadlines

Claim Deadline

March 7, 2022

Exclusion Deadline

March 7, 2022

Objection Deadline

March 7, 2022

Fairness Hearing

April 15, 2022