RG/2 Claims Administration LLC: Health-Ade Kombucha Class Action Settlement

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If you bought Health-Ade Kombucha products between March 6, 2014 and May 24, 2019, you could receive a cash payment from a class action settlement.

If you bought Health-Ade Kombucha products between March 6, 2014 and May 24, 2019, you could receive a cash payment from a class action settlement.

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A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit titled Bayol, et al. v. Health-Ade LLC, et al., Case No. 3:18-cv-01462, alleging that Health-Ade LLC mislabeled the alcohol and sugar content of Health-Ade Kombucha Products. The settlement will provide up to $3,997,500 to pay claims of customers who bought Health-Ade’s Kombucha Products at retail between March 6, 2014 and May 24, 2019. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California authorized this notice. Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. To receive more information about the settlement, you can get a detailed notice and other information, including details on how to submit a claim form, object, or exclude yourself from the settlement, by visiting http://www.hakombuchasettlement.com, calling 1-866-742-4955, and writing to Bayol v. Health-Ade LLC, RG/2 Claims Administration LLC, P.O. Box 59479, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479.

WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT?

All persons in the United States and United States Territories who purchased at retail, between March 6, 2014 and May 24, 2019 (the “Class Period”), products within Health-Ade’s lines of kombucha products. A full list of the “Subject Products” at issue in the settlement is available at http://www.hakombuchasettlement.com.

WHAT DOES THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

The settlement provides up to a maximum fund of $3,997,500 to resolve the lawsuit. This fund will pay (i) money to Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms on or before August 27, 2019, (ii) Settlement Administration Expenses, (iii) an Incentive Award to the Class Representatives, and (iv) Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses. The settlement also requires Health-Ade to regularly test its products, change its formula, and maintain certain disclosures on its labels.

Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms on or before August 27, 2019 may be entitled to receive a $4.00 cash payment for each Subject Product purchased within the Class Period, up to a total of $40.00, without providing Proof of Purchase. Class Members may receive up to $80.00 based on the retail value of the Subject Products if they submit Proof of Purchase for each Subject Product(s) purchased within the Class Period.

WHO REPRESENTS YOU?

The Court appointed the law firm Bursor & Fisher, P.A. to represent you as class counsel.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

If you are a Class Member, you may (1) do nothing; (2) exclude yourself; (3) send in a Claim Form; (4) object to the settlement; and/or (5) go to a hearing about the fairness of the settlement.

If you do not want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exclude yourself by letter postmarked by August 27, 2019. The detailed or “Long Form” notice, available at http://www.hakombuchasettlement.com, explains how to exclude yourself or object. You may also call 1-866-742-4955 for details.

The Court will hold a hearing in this case on October 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7 – 19th Floor, San Francisco Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. At this hearing, the Court will consider whether to approve the settlement and whether to approve class counsel’s application for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and incentive awards.

You may appear at the hearing, but you do not have to. You do not need to retain an attorney to appear at the hearing, but you have the right to do so.

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