Settlement Information

The lawsuit alleges Kellogg violated certain laws in labeling certain breakfast cereals with claims that made the products seem healthy, when they were in fact unhealthy due to their high added sugar content. Kellogg denies any and all wrongdoing and has asserted various defenses that it believes are meritorious. Both sides have agreed to a Settlement, which will allow both sides to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation. The Court has not decided in favor of the Class or Kellogg. The Class Representatives and their attorneys think the Settlement is best for the Class.

Class Members who timely submit a valid approved claim are entitled to compensation. Each timely, valid claimant will receive a payment based on the type and estimated amount of Class Products purchased during the Class Period. Based on the estimated number of claims that will be made, the estimated average Cash Award is approximately $16.09. However, the actual amount of the Cash Award any individual receives will depend on both the number of claims made, and each claimant’s purchase history, and may be significantly more or less than $16.09.

Who Is A Class Member?

The Class includes all persons in the United States who, between August 29th, 2012 and May 1st, 2020 (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 include the following:

  • Kellogg’s Original Raisin Bran and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch cereals in a package stating “heart healthy.”
  • Kellogg’s Smart Start Original Antioxidants cereal in a package stating “heart healthy” and/or “lightly sweetened.”
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size (Original, Maple Brown Sugar, Strawberry, or Blueberry varieties), Big Bites (Original variety), Little Bites (Chocolate or Cinnamon Roll varieties), or Touch of Fruit in the Middle (Mixed Berry and Raspberry varieties) cereals in a package stating “lightly sweetened.”

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit A Claim Form

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 September 7, 2021.

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

 

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 by September 7, 2021.

OBJECT

 

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

You may mail to the Class Administrator or file with the Court a written objection no later than September 7, 2021 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

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 Kellogg separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Dates and Deadlines

Claim Deadline

September 7, 2021

Exclusion Deadline

September 7, 2021

Objection Deadline

September 7, 2021

Fairness Hearing

November 18, 2021