Pappas v. Naked Juice Co. of Glendora, Inc.
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Welcome to the Pappas v. Naked Juice Co. of Glendora, Inc. Settlement Website

Updated June 23, 2014

The appeals to the settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement, the effective date, as defined in the Settlement Agreement, was April 25, 2014. Payments to approved claims commenced on June 23, 2014, and all checks will be mailed over several days.

Because of the large number of Claims by Class Members, the awards to each Settlement Class Member have been reduced on a pro rata basis, as previously addressed in the Class Notice and ordered by the Court.

If you submitted more than one claim, you are only receiving one payment pursuant to the terms of the settlement and as ordered by the Court.

If you received a letter or email advising you your claim had been rejected, the rejection letters were mailed in January of 2014. Class members whose claim was rejected had 10 days to challenge their rejection. At this time, pursuant to the settlement agreement and court order, no further challenges to rejections will be honored.

We will continue to update this site as information becomes available.


If You Bought An Eligible Naked Juice Product Any Time From September 27, 2007 to August 19, 2013 You Could Get Up to $75 with proof of purchase, or up to $45 without proof of purchase, From a Proposed Class Action Settlement.

You may file one claim. Multiple claims will be rejected. The claims administrator has discretion to investigate and disallow irregular claims.

Para una notificación en Español, por favor llame 1.888.283.2947 o visite aquí.

There is a proposed class action Settlement involving Naked Juice Co. of Glendora, Inc.'s ("Naked Juice") products. The lawsuit claims that Naked Juice violated state and federal laws regarding the marketing and sale of certain products. Naked Juice denies it did anything wrong.

NOTE: Claim Forms that do not meet the requirements set forth in the Stipulation of Settlement and in the Claim Form instructions shall be rejected. Where a good faith basis exists, the Settlement Administrator may reject a Class Member’s Claim Form for, among other reasons, the following:

  • (i) The Class Member failed to provide adequate support of their claim pursuant to a request of the Settlement Administrator;
  • (ii) Failure to fully complete and/or sign the Claim Form;
  • (iii) Failure to provide adequate proof of purchase if the same is required pursuant to this Stipulation of Settlement or requested by the Settlement Administrator;
  • (iv) The Claim Form is fraudulent;
  • (v) The Claim Form is duplicative of another Claim Form;
  • (vi) The person submitting the Claim Form is not a Class Member;
  • (vii) The person submitting the Claim Form is requesting that funds be paid to a person or entity that is not the Class Member for whom the Claim Form is submitted;
  • (viii) The Claim Form otherwise does not meet the requirements of the Stipulation of Settlement.

Please click here for a complete description of the claims process.


WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT?

Anyone who bought an eligible Naked Juice product at any time from September 27, 2007 to August 19, 2013. A full list of the Eligible Products is available here or by calling 1-(888) 283-2947.


WHAT DOES THIS PROPOSED SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

A settlement fund of $9 million has been set up to pay (i) money to eligible Class Members who make claims, (ii) the costs of settlement notice and administration, (iii) a special service payment to the Class Representatives, and (iv) attorneys' fees and expenses. In addition, Naked Juice has agreed to change the future labeling, advertising, and marketing of the Eligible Products so that on a going forward basis, Naked Juice does not use labeling, advertising, or marketing claiming that the Eligible Products are "All Natural" (including the "All Natural," "All Natural Fruit," and "All Natural Fruit + Boosts" statements). Naked Juice will also establish a product verification program to confirm the Non-GMO statement on Naked Juice product labels, hire or assign a quality control manager to oversee the independent testing process for the Naked Juice product line, and establish and maintain a central database to permit the electronic tracking and verification of product ingredients. Full details about the Proposed Settlement are in the settlement agreement called the "Stipulation of Settlement" and available here.


HOW CAN I GET A PAYMENT?

Submit a Claim Form online here or by mail by December 17, 2013. The payment amount you receive will be based in part on the amount of products you purchased and total number of claims made. Payments could be up to $75 (with proof of purchase) or up to $45 (without proof of purchase), depending on the number of Eligible Products you purchased.


WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

If you are a Class Member, you may (1) do nothing; (2) exclude yourself; (3) send in a Claim Form; (4) object to the settlement; and/or (5) go to a hearing about the fairness of the Proposed Settlement.

If you don't want to be bound by the settlement, you must exclude yourself by letter postmarked by November 11, 2013. If you exclude yourself, you can't get a payment, but you can be part of another lawsuit against Naked Juice about the claims in this case. If you stay in the Class, you may submit a Claim Form and/or object to the settlement. Claim Forms must be submitted by December 17, 2013. Objections must be filed with the Court and served on the Settlement Administrator, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel by November 11, 2013.

PLEASE SEE THE DETAILED NOTICE here or call 1-(888) 283-2947 for complete instructions on how to file a claim, object, or exclude yourself, and other important information. The Court will hold a hearing in this case on December 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 750 of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building & United States Courthouse, 7th Floor, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, to consider approval of the settlement, payment of attorneys' fees and expenses of up to $3,120,000 to lawyers for the Class (Ahdoot & Wolfson, PC, Ridout, Lyon + Ottoson, LLP, and Finkelstein Thompson LLP), and payments of up to $2,500 for each of the four Class Representatives, and related issues. The motion(s) by Class Counsel for those fees, costs, and incentive awards will be available on the settlement website after they are filed and before the above hearing. You may appear at the hearing, but you don't have to.


Although the information available on this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which can be downloaded from this website.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not. Please read the Class Notice carefully because it explains decisions you must make and actions you must take now.


SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up your rights.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Submitting a Claim Form by December 17, 2013 is the only way to get a payment (see Question 14).
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Exclude yourself by November 11, 2013 and get no payment from the Proposed Settlement. This is the only choice that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Naked Juice about the claims in this case (see Question 17).
OBJECT You can write to the Court by November 11, 2013 about why you don’t agree with any aspect of the Proposed Settlement (see Question 22).
GO TO A HEARING You can ask by November 11, 2013 to speak in Court about the fairness of the Proposed Settlement (see Question 26).