Friday, November 19, 2010

Mini-Wheats Class Action Settlement

Kellogg's Class Action Settlement for Mini Wheats

All Claim Forms must be submitted on or before June 3, 2011. Click here to submit a Claim Form online. Click here to download a Claim Form.
Overview Of The Proposed Settlement
A proposed settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving Kellogg, the company that makes Frosted Mini-Wheats. The Lawsuit claimed that Kellogg falsely advertised that its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal improved kids’ attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions to a degree not supported by competent clinical evidence. Kellogg stands by its advertising and denies it did anything wrong.
The Court did not decide who was right. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. By agreeing to a settlement, the Parties avoid the costs and risk of a trial and the Class will get compensation. The Class Representatives and their attorneys believe that the settlement is in the best interests of the Class Members.
What Are My Options?
Kellogg has agreed to create a fund to pay claims of $2.75 million. Any money left over will be donated to one or more charities. Kellogg also has agreed to distribute to charities that provide food to the indigent a total of $5.5 million worth of certain Kellogg branded food items. Under the settlement, Kellogg agreed to make certain changes to the Frosted Mini-Wheats marketing and labeling. Details are described in the Settlement Agreement, which is available
on this website.
Cash payments will be made if the Court gives its final approval to the proposed settlement and after the final approval is no longer subject to appeal.
Class Member Options
You can submit a
Claim Form electronically via this website or by mail postmarked no later than June 3, 2011.
If you want to exclude yourself from the Class Action, you must formally request to exclude yourself by sending a letter to the Claims Administrator. The letter must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2011.
Any Settlement Class Member wishing to object to or to oppose the approval of this Settlement and/or the Fee and Cost Application must file a written objection with the Court and serve it on the Parties by January 15, 2011.
You will get no cash refund. However, any leftover money will be donated to one or more charities.
For further details on Class Member options, please consult the
Notice or Frequently Asked Questions on this website.
Settlement Hearing
A Settlement Hearing is scheduled for February 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. If the Court approves the settlement and there are no appeals, the cash will be distributed approximately 130 days after the Settlement Hearing. If the Court does not approve the settlement, or if the settlement is overturned on appeal, no cash payments will be made.

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