The YoPlus Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit revolves around claims that General Mills and Yoplait USA Inc. made claims that could not be backed up about the digestive health benefits in relation to YoPlus Yogurt. The case documents claim that the defendants violated state consumer protection laws. The case is entitled Johnson v. General Mills Inc., et al and includes anyone who purchased YoPlus® yogurt in the United States between July 26, 2007 and July 5, 2012. General Mills and Yoplait deny all actions of wrong doing but has agreed to a cash settlement. A $8.5 million class action lawsuit settlement has been proposed to resolve the lawsuit. The settlement is pending a settlement fairness hearing that will take place on June 17, 2013 at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4516. The hearing will take place before the Honorable Cormac J. Carney. Class members are not required to attend the fairness hearing in order to take part in the cash settlement. YoPlusSettlement.com provides more information about the case to include the claim form. The claim form must be filed by August 16, 2013. Class members have until May 18, 2013 to object or exclude themselves from the lawsuit.
For each YoPlus Unit purchased during the Settlement Class Period a class member may receive $4. If a class members claims more than 13 units proof of purchase is required. If claiming less than 13 units no Proof of Purchase is necessary.
The court has appointed Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, LLP to represent class members in the Yo Plus Settlement. The terms of the settlement state attorneys’ fees will not to exceed 30% of the $8.5 million Settlement Fund, plus out-of-pocket expenses incurred. Next time Yoplait should be more careful when claiming certain health benefits in relation to their yogurt.