Wahlburgers Pickles $2M Class Action Settlement (No Proof)

Will Gendron
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Published
June 29, 2024 12:48 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Wahlburgers Pickles $2M Class Action Settlement (No Proof)
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$6 max without proof; full reimbursement with proof
Deadline:
July 29, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

Arkk Food Company has agreed to pay $2,000,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged misleading marketing and sale of Wahlburgers Pickles. This settlement addresses claims that the company falsely labeled their pickles as 'fresh,' 'all natural,' and 'no preservatives' despite containing sodium benzoate. If you purchased Wahlburgers Pickles between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2023, you may be eligible for a payment from this settlement.

Can I Claim an Award?

The settlement class includes all individuals who bought Wahlburgers Pickles in the United States between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2023.

What Can I Get from the Settlement?

Settlement class members who submit a valid claim form by the deadline can receive a cash payment. The settlement provides $2 per product for up to six products without proof of purchase. For claims with proof of purchase, you can receive full reimbursement for as many products as you have proof for. The actual amount each class member receives will be determined after the claims period ends and all claims have been calculated.

  • Without Proof of Purchase: $2 per product, up to six products.
  • With Proof of Purchase: Full reimbursement for the number of products with proof.

Which Pickles are Included in the Settlement?

The settlement covers Wahlburgers Pickles sold in the United States in the following varieties:

  • Fresh Dill Spears
  • Fresh Dill Chips
  • Fresh Dill Chips Hot

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete and submit a timely claim form. You can file a claim online at file a claim online or download the claim form from the settlement website and mail it to the settlement administrator. The claim form must be postmarked no later than July 29, 2024.

For mail submissions, send your completed claim form to:

Pickle Settlement c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

How do I Get Paid?

Settlement class members can choose from several payment options:

  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • virtual prepaid card
  • physical check.

What if I Can't Find My Proof of Purchase?

If you do not have your proof of purchase, you may submit a claim for $2 per product, up to six products.

To claim full reimbursement for more than six products, , proof is required. Proof of purchase must be documentation from a third-party retail source that reasonably establishes the purchase of the product during the class period in the United States.

$2,000,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $2,000,000. This fund will cover notice and claims administration, attorney fees and service awards, and eligible claims submitted by settlement class members. Class counsel intends to seek $750,000 for attorney fees and costs, and $15,000 for the named plaintiffs who assisted class counsel on behalf of the entire class.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: July 29, 2024
  • Deadline to Exclude Yourself: September 4, 2024
  • Deadline to Object: September 4, 2024
  • Fairness Hearing: September 25, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

This class action settlement addresses allegations that Arkk Food Company misled consumers by labeling Wahlburgers Pickles as 'fresh,' 'all natural,' and 'no preservatives' despite containing sodium benzoate. The defendants deny any wrongdoing, but both sides have agreed to the settlement to avoid further litigation costs. The court has not decided in favor of either party, but the class representatives and their attorneys believe the settlement is the best option for everyone affected.

Next steps include the court's final approval of the settlement and the resolution of any appeals. Payments will be distributed to eligible class members once these steps are completed.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Settlement Amount
$2,000,000
Award
$6 max without proof; full reimbursement with proof
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
5
Claim Deadline
July 29, 2024
Fairness Hearing
September 25, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
Case Number
1:23-cv-00236
Case Title
Counts et al. v. Arkk Food Company et al.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Pickle Settlement c/o Settlement Administrator 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210 Philadelphia, PA 19103 1-844-340-7864 info@picklesettlement.com
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