Hi everyone, I just got this email regarding Dreamfields Plasta. In the body it says that I signed up to receive coupons and recipes. Please continue reading because it tells you how to file a claim to get your money back which could be $1.99 per box more or less.
If You Bought Dreamfields Pasta
You could get Money from a Settlement
A judge in the District of New Jersey has recently approved a Settlement of two class action lawsuits concerning Dreamfields Pasta. The lawsuits allege that advertisements and packaging claiming Dreamfields Pasta has a 65% lower glycemic index than traditional pasta or that it has only 5 grams of digestible carbohydrates per serving are false and misleading. Dakota Growers, the maker of Dreamfields Pasta, denies these claims.
Records show that you signed up to receive recipes and coupons for Dreamfields Pasta and that you may be eligible for a payment from the Settlement. To get relief from this Settlement you must file a claim. You can file a claim online at www.DreamfieldsSettlement.com.
Who’s included? Generally, the Settlement includes anyone who purchased Dreamfields Pasta with a label that referred to “glycemic index” or “digestible carbs,” in the United States between February 2004 and July 1, 2014.
What does the Settlement provide?
The $5,000,000 cash Settlement will cover:
Purchases Made in the Store: If you purchased Dreamfields Pasta in a store and file a valid claim form you will receive $1.99 for each box purchased (up to 15 boxes per household).
Online Purchases: If you also purchased Dreamfields Pasta online you will receive an automatic payment of $1.99 per box. There is no limit on the number of boxes.
Depending on the number of valid claims received, your payments may be increased by as much as 50%, or decreased to allow all Class Members to share the Settlement proceeds equitably.
Other Costs: Payment of notice and administration costs.
Any money remaining in the Settlement after payment of claims and costs will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Changes to Packaging: Dakota Growers has also agreed to remove statements referring to “glycemic index” or “digestible carbs” from the packaging of Dreamfields Pasta for one year.
How can I get a payment? For purchases of Dreamfields Pasta made in a store (as opposed to online), you must file a claim form. Claim forms are available by clicking HERE. You can also request a claim form from the Settlement Administrator by writing to Dreamfields Pasta Settlement, P.O. Box 1900, Faribault, MN 55021-7155. All claim forms must be submitted online or postmarked by September 1, 2014.
What are my rights? Even if you do nothing you will be bound by the Court’s decisions. If you want to keep your right to sue Dakota Growers yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Class by September 1, 2014. If you stay in the Class, you may object to the Settlement by September 1, 2014. For instructions on how to exclude yourself from the Class or object to the Settlement, please see www.DreamfieldsSettlement.com.
The Court will hold a hearing on September 24, 2014 to consider whether to approve the Settlement, and a request for attorneys’ fees and expenses up to $2,920,000, which would include an incentive award for the five plaintiffs named in the lawsuits in an amount not to exceed $20,000 in total. The attorneys’ fees, expenses, and incentive award will be paid separately by Dakota Growers and will not reduce payments to Class Members. You or your own lawyer may appear at the hearing at your own expense.
For more information or a Claim Form:
www.DreamfieldsSettlement.com or 1-866-430-6382
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