If you resided in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York,...

If you resided in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, or Texas and purchased Wesson Oil products in that state for your own personal, non-commercial use, you may be eligible to receive a payment from a class action settlement



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SEATTLE, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JND Class Action Administration

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit (In re ConAgra Foods, Inc, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:11-cv-05379-CJC-AGR, MDL No. 2291).  The Court authorized this notice and will decide whether to approve the Settlement.

Who is Affected?

You are a Class Member only if you resided in any of these eleven States and purchased Wesson brand cooking oils, including Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend, in that state for your own personal, non-commercial use during these time periods:

State:

Class Period:

California

June 28, 2007 through July 1, 2017

Colorado

January 12, 2009 through July 1, 2017

Florida

January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017

Illinois

January 12, 2007 through July 1, 2017

Indiana

January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017

Nebraska

January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017

New York

January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017

Ohio

January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017

Oregon

January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017

South Dakota

January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017

Texas

January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017

What’s This About?

The lawsuit alleges that Conagra violated certain laws in the marketing, advertising and sale of Wesson Oil Products made from Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMOs) as “Natural.”  Conagra denies any and all wrongdoing of any kind whatsoever and has asserted various defenses that it believes are meritorious.

What Can You Get from the Settlement?

All Class Members who submit a valid claim receive $0.15 for each unit of Wesson Oil Product purchased during the relevant Class Period.  Class Members may submit a claim for up to 30 units without proof of purchase.  Class Members may submit a claim for more than 30 units only with proof of purchase.  There is also a $575,000 fund to be allocated to New York and Oregon Class Members who submit valid claims as compensation for statutory damages provided for in the laws of those states.  Conagra also agreed to certain injunctive relief.

How Do You Get a Payment?

Go to www.wessonoilsettlement.com and file or download a Claim Form.  All Claim Forms must be either submitted online or postmarked and mailed by August 22, 2019.  Only one Claim Form can be submitted per Household (defined as all persons residing at the same physical address).

What Are Your Options?

If you are a Class Member and you do nothing or file a claim to receive monetary benefits you will be bound by the Court’s judgments.  If you want to opt out of the Settlement you must mail a request for exclusion postmarked by August 6, 2019.  Any Class Member who does not opt out of the Settlement may object to the Settlement by filing a written objection by August 6, 2019.  For specific details on how to opt out or object, please read the Posted Notice at www.wessonoilsettlement.com.

The Court will hold a hearing at the U.S. Courthouse, 350 W. 1st Street, Courtroom 7C, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on October 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., Pacific, to consider whether to approve the Settlement and applications for attorneys’ fees and expenses up to $6,850,000 and for service awards up to (a) $3,000 each for the six Class Representatives who were deposed and (b) $1,000 each for the seven who were not deposed.  If you wish, you or your attorney may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense, but you do not have to.

For additional information, please visit the Settlement website at www.wessonoilsettlement.com; call toll-free 1-833-291-1651; or write: Wesson Oil Settlement, c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91249, Seattle, WA 98111-9349.

SOURCE JND Class Action Administration

If you resided in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, or Texas and purchased Wesson Oil products in that state for your own personal, non-commercial use, you may be eligible to receive a payment from a class action settlement