Perrigo Glucosamine Settlement
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A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Walgreen Co., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Supervalu, Inc., and Perrigo Company of South Carolina, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Perrigo”), alleging that certain statements on the labeling and packaging of the Covered Products are false, deceptive and/or misleading. Specifically, Plaintiffs allege that the Covered Products, which contained glucosamine and/or chondroitin, were represented as formulated to help “rebuild cartilage,” “lubricate joints,” and “improve joint comfort” when they do not provide these benefits.
Defendants deny the allegations of unlawful conduct and further deny that any Class Member is entitled to any relief and, other than for settlement purposes, that this Action is appropriate for certification as a class action. No court or other entity has made any judgment or determination of liability. Nevertheless, the Parties have concluded that it is in their best interests to settle the Action to avoid the risk, expense and distraction of continued litigation.
The class includes all residents of the United States who purchased for personal use, and not resale or distribution, a Covered Product between November 1, 2005 and August 1, 2014. Specifically excluded from the Settlement Class are the following Persons: (i) Defendants and their respective affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives and their immediate family members; (ii) Settlement Class Counsel; and (iii) the judges who have presided over the Litigation and their immediate family members.
Perrigo has agreed to provide a total Settlement Fund of $2.8 million in full settlement of the claims of the Settlement Class. Perrigo has agreed to pay out of the Settlement Fund the actual receipt price per bottle of Covered Product to Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms accompanied by a cash register receipt evidencing their purchase of a Covered Product manufactured by Perrigo and/or its affiliates. Perrigo has also agreed to pay out of the Settlement Fund $12.00 per bottle of Covered Product, up to a maximum of eight (8) bottles per household, to Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms without any cash register receipts.
The actual amount received by each Class Member will depend on the total number of valid Claims received, and will be adjusted up or down (as more fully explained in Paragraph 9 of the Settlement Agreement) in order to fully distribute the Net Settlement Fund to Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claims. All payments to Settlement Class members who submit valid Claims will be made within thirty (30) Days after the Final Order and Judgment has become final (“Effective Date”). All Class Members who do not opt out of the Class Settlement and who submit a valid Claim shall receive a cash award.