Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales Cardboard Packaging Lawsuit Settlement Checks in the Mail
Mike & Ike and Hot Tamales have settled a $3.3 million class action lawsuit alleging that their packaging is deceptive.
Several lawsuits have been brought against Hot Tamales and Mike & Ike candy goods’ packaging since 2017. The cardboard box in which these candies were packaged has been said to conceal the fact that these packages were underfilled.
Moreover, the products were allegedly misleading because consumers could not see how much candy they were getting and could only see the size of the packaging.
The plaintiffs claimed that if they had known how much goods they were getting, they and other consumers would not have bought the candy or would have paid less for them.
The Mateski Settlement
Just Born, the candy manufacturer, has decided to settle accusations against the plaintiffs for $3.3 million, despite not admitting any wrongdoing after years of litigation. Both plaintiffs and defendants assume they would win in court. However, they have decided to just settle their claims in order to avoid the possibility of further litigation.
Consumers who purchased one or more cardboard boxes of Mike & Ike and/or Hot Tamales candies between February 3, 2013, and July 23, 2020, were eligible for the settlement.
Furthermore, Class Members would be able to receive cash payouts or a free candy coupon as part of the multi-million dollar settlement fund, but they could not enjoy both benefits. Instead, they should pick one of the two choices presented to them.
Class Members should have submitted a valid claim form last November 10, 2020, to be eligible for the Mike and Ike Hot Tamales class action settlement. Payments were limited until Class Members presented proof of purchase (receipts, etc.).
Exclusion and objection requests should have been sent last October 11, 2020. The Mateski Mike and Ike Hot Tamales class action settlement’s final approval hearing was scheduled last December 15, 2020.
Editor’s Note on Mateski Lawsuit Settlement:
This article is published to inform you of the latest settlement for a class action lawsuit filed against Hot Tamales and Mike & Ike due to their candy goods packaging. Allegedly, the cardboard box in which these candies were packaged has been said to conceal the fact that these packages were underfilled.
Case Name & No.: Mateski, et al. v. Just Born Inc., Case No. CIVDS1926742, in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Bernardino and Escobar v. Just Born Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-01826-TJH-PJW, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Products/Services: Cardboard packaging
Allegations: The cardboard boxes in which these candies were packaged has been said to conceal the fact that these packages were underfilled.
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