Earth Rated Poop Bags $825,000 Settlement for Misleading Compostable Claims

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
June 18, 2024 10:27 AM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Earth Rated Poop Bags $825,000 Settlement for Misleading Compostable Claims
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$6 (no proof) or $2/unit ( proof)
Deadline:
December 9, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

Earth Rated has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged misleading claims about the compostability of their Certified Compostable Poop Bags. This settlement affects individuals who purchased these products between October 28, 2015, and June 13, 2024. Eligible class members can receive a monetary award depending on their proof of purchase.

Who Benefits?

All persons in the United States who purchased one or more units of Earth Rated Certified Compostable Poop Bags during the class period from October 28, 2015, to June 13, 2024, are eligible for the settlement. This excludes individuals who purchased for resale or purposes other than personal use.

How much can I get?

Class members can receive $2.00 per unit of Certified Compostable Poop Bag purchased, up to $6.00 for those without proof of purchase, and $2.00 per unit with no cap for those with proof of purchase.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: December 9, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: October 23, 2024

Can I Claim an Award?

To be eligible for the settlement, you must have purchased one or more units of Earth Rated Certified Compostable Poop Bags between October 28, 2015, and June 13, 2024. This includes all individuals in the United States who made such purchases for personal use.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

No proof is required to claim an award up to $6. However, to claim the maximum reward, claimants with proof of purchase can receive $2 per unit with no cap.

  • Without Proof of Purchase: Up to $6.00.
  • With Proof of Purchase: $2.00 per unit with no cap.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete and submit a Claim Form. You can submit the form electronically on the Settlement Website or by mailing a paper Claim Form. Forms must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 9, 2024, or postmarked and mailed by December 9, 2024.

Ensure you provide all necessary information and proof of purchase, if applicable, to maximize your award.

Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?

The class action settlement addresses allegations that Earth Rated misled consumers into believing their Certified Compostable Poop Bags were compostable. Earth Rated denies these allegations but has agreed to settle to avoid ongoing litigation costs and uncertainties.

The next steps include the Final Approval Hearing on October 23, 2024, where the court will determine the fairness of the settlement.

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Status
Open for Claims
Settlement Amount
$825,000
Award
$6 (no proof) or $2/unit ( proof)
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
138
Claim Deadline
December 9, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
October 23, 2024
Case Number
2:21-cv-6775
Case Title
Natale et al. v. 9199-4467 Quebec Inc. d/b/a Earth Rated
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
JND Legal Administration P.O. Box 91398 Seattle, WA 98111 Phone: 1-877-495-3332 Email: info@ERCompostableSettlement.com
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