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Safeway Surcharge Settlement: $8.75M Class Action Payout

Safeway settles a class action lawsuit for $8.75M over improper surcharges on non-grocery items in Portland, OR between Sep 2019 and Jul 2020.

Safeway Surcharge Settlement: $8.75M Class Action Payout
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Up to $200
  • Is Proof Required?
    No
  • Claim Deadline:
    July 1, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $8,750,000
  • Final Approval:
    July 14, 2023
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In a recent class action settlement involving Safeway, Inc., customers who were charged and paid a surcharge on certain non-grocery items at a Safeway store located within the City of Portland, Oregon between September 9, 2019 and July 22, 2020 may be eligible for compensation.

How Much is at Stake in this Settlement?

The proposed settlement for this class action lawsuit amounts to $8,750,000.00. Settlement Class Member cash payments will come out of this Settlement Fund. The Defendant (Safeway) will also pay up to $200,000.00 for costs associated with administering the Settlement and informing people about it.

Furthermore, Safeway has agreed to pay up to $6,000 as service awards to Class Representatives Pauline Long and Marsha Hayes for their role in bringing forth this case on behalf of all affected customers.

Class Counsel's attorney's fees and costs are capped at $2,187,500 (25% of the Settlement Fund) which will also be paid from the Settlement Fund upon approval by the Court.

What Are Some Important Dates Associated with This Case?

  • Fairness Hearing: The Court has scheduled a Final Approval Hearing on July 14th,2023 at 9:00 AM before Judge Henry Kantor at Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse in Portland,Oregon.
  • Deadline to File an Objection: Settlement Class Members who wish to object to theSettlement must file their objection with the Court on or before July 1st, 2023.
  • Deadline to File a Claim: To receive compensation from the Settlement, eligiblecustomers must submit a claim either online or by mail by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 1st,1.
  • Deadline to Opt-Out of the Settlement: Customers who wish to exclude themselves fromthe Settlement and retain their rights for any future legal actions against Safeway must mail a letter requesting exclusion postmarked no later than July 1st, 2023.

Who Qualifies as a Class Member?

If you purchased certain non-grocery items at a Safeway store located within the City of Portland and were charged a surcharge on those items between September 9, 2019 and July 22, 2020, you may be considered as part of the Settlement Class. Non-grocery items generally include products that are not edible or consumable. However, alcoholic beverages like wine and beer are also considered non-grocery items in this case.

What Can Eligible Class Members Expect in Terms of Compensation?

To receive compensation from this settlement, eligible class members must submit a timely and valid claim. The potential cash payment for those who qualify can be up to $200 if they paid a surcharge at least once on certain non-grocery items at Safeway during the specified time frame. However, it is important to note that this cash payment may be subject to pro-rata adjustment depending on the number of valid claims filed.

If approved by the Court, each class member who submits a valid claim will receive their payment in the form they selected when submitting their claim (e.g., paper check, Paypal/Venmo, ACH/Direct Deposit, etc.). It is important to note that all forms of payment will expire and become void 180 days after they are issued.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    19CV45421
  • Filing Date:
    March 9, 2022
  • Jurisdiction:
    Fourth Judicial District
  • State:
    Oregon
  • Court:
    Multnomah County Circuit Court
  • Plaintiff:
    Pauline Long and Marsha Haye
  • Defendant:
    Safeway Inc
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Perkins Coie LLP
  • Claims Admin:
    Long, et al. v. Safeway, Inc. Settlement Administrator c/o CPT Group, Inc. 50 Corporate Park Irvine, CA 92606
  • Defendant Firm:
    Michael Fuller
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