www.KobeClassAction.com – McCormick & Schmick’s Kobe Beef Settlement

What’s all the beef about?!?!  Class members of the McCormick & Schmick’s class action lawsuit claims that McCormick & Schmick’s misled consumers and falsely advertised the Kobe beef menu items.  Class members contend that since the menu item contained the word Kobe Beef that the beef actually came from the specific “Wagyu” bloodline of cattle which is isolated in the Kobe region of Japan.  Unfortunately for the customer the United States Department of Agriculture has banned importation of beef and cattle from Japan since approximately May 2010.  As you can see the class members have a right to be upset as this beef was not actually “kobe”.  McCormick & Schmick’s has denied any action of wrong doing but has agreed to settlement terms in the class action lawsuit entitled Daniel Flannery, et al. v. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc., et al..  If you purchased a menu item that was advertised to contain kobe beef from McCormick & Schmick’s between July 10, 2008 and July 15, 2012 you could receive a settlement underneath the terms of this class action suit.  All class members who file a valid claim before Feb. 1, 2014 will receive a $15 comp card that can be used at any McCormick & Schmick’s  resturant. In order to qualify for the card the meal you purchased must have exceeded $15.00 and have a receipt.  If you do not have a receipt you can still file a claim for a $10 comp card.

The Kobe Class Action lawsuit is in the jurisdiction of the  Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles and is Case Number BC487942.  A settlement fairness hearing will be held on April 17, 2014 to debate of the agreed settlement terms are fair and reasonable.  All class members who wish to object to the settlement or exclude themselves must file to do so by February 1, 2014.  Class members will be represented by Kevin Shenkman and Mary Ruth Hughes from Shenkman & Hughes and Edwin Aiwazian from LAWYERS for Justice.

Flannery v. McCormick & Schmick’s, Settlement Administrator c/o KCC Class Action Services PO Box 43034 Providence, RI 02940-3034 Telephone: (855) 330-5901