Mowi USA To Distribute Up To $25 Settlement Checks To Each Customer, Registration Date Announced
After months of legal battle, eligible claimants can now file their claim forms in participation in the Neversink General Store v. Mowi USA for the Mowi Ducktrap Salmon Class Action Settlement Agreement.
Latest reports suggest that Mowi USA has finally agreed to set aside $1.3 million worth of settlement funds that would end up being used for legal costs incurred.
The remaining money will then be distributed amongst qualified claimants in the Neversink General Store v. Mowi USA Settlement Agreement. Information will be at the later part of the article.
After Months Of Legal Proceedings, $1.3 Million Settlement On Its Way In Conclusion Of The Mowi Ducktrap Salmon Class Action Saga
Plaintiffs in the Mowi USA Ducktrap Salmon Class Action have asked a judge to approve the initial settlement details.
Filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the class action lawsuit revolves around the allegations that Mowi USA LLC has intentionally mislabeled its products’ origins, manufacturing methods, and how they were sourced.
The company has denied any wrongdoing and shrugged off the allegations mentioned above from the very beginning.
But it seems that the latest settlement agreement may spell the end of the continued legal proceeding filed against Mowi USA.
In a motion filed in court, plaintiffs in the case are asking the judge to approve a settlement agreement that would require Mowi USA to pay out $1.3 million.
After paying off court fees, attorney fees, and other charges – the money will then be distributed amongst certified class members.
It is expected that a customer who has bought a mislabeled Mowi Ducktrap Salmon product can get up to $25 in rebates.
Because the filing is still at its earliest stages, the parameters used to determine eligible class members in the Mowi USA Ducktrap Salmon Class Action Settlement are yet to be determined.
Important pieces of information such as eligibility, dates of purchases, etc., are expected to be released soon after the judge agrees to the initial details of the settlement.
Besides agreeing to pay up more than a million dollars, Mowi USA has also agreed to update its labels on its salmon products to reflect the aforementioned products’ true and authentic nature.
It is reported that the company will refrain from using statements such as ‘all-natural,’ ‘Naturally Smoked Salmon FROM MAINE,’ and ‘sustainably sourced’ in all of its marketing and packaging materials concerning its salmon products.
This is expected to happen within the next two years under the court’s guise, yet Mowi USA will still be able to include the ‘Smoked in Maine’ claim on its products’ labeling.
This is not the first time Mowi USA has been in trouble for allegedly failing to properly disclose its salmon products’ nature through its label.
The company is poised to face a Maine class action lawsuit contending that the company has employed unsustainable practices concerning its salmon farming and manufacturing that end up harming the environment.
UPDATE: Information On The Neversink General Store v. Mowi USA Class Action Settlement
To know more about the latest settlement agreement details and to find out whether you can participate in it, check out the following details below:
- You can participate in the settlement if you have bought an item named Ducktrap River of Maine Smoked Atlantic Salmon with the labels “all-natural,” “from Maine,” and “sustainably sourced” indicated on their labels;
- You have made a purchase of the recalled product between 1st March 2017 to 13th May 2021;
- The covered products may also include the following brands: Ducktrap River of Maine, Nova Lox, Kendall Brook, Marine Harvest, and Spruce Point.
Each eligible household with no proof of purchase can make a limited claim for up to ten packages of salmon product – totaling the highest possible amount one can avail to up to $25. If they can present any evidence of purchase, they can make more than ten claims.
It is said that the final amount a claimant can receive depends on the number of claims filed and the other related legal costs deducted from the $1.3 million settlement fund.
For claimants who decide to file an eligible claim, they can do so until 10th September the same year.
If they choose not to participate in the settlement proceedings, they are allowed to do so with the same deadline as the former.
The case’s final hearing is slated for 19th November. Further developments will be featured here in Consider The Consumer. Stay tuned!
About the company
Mowi USA LLC, or simply referred to as Mowi USA in this feature, is a multinational seafood company known to be the world’s leader in Atlantic salmon production.
The company has a presence in the form of sales and manufacturing operations in over 25 countries around the globe and employs more than twelve thousand individuals.
Editor’s Note on Mowi USA Ducktrap Salmon Class Action Settlement Updates 2021:
This report discusses the different information surrounding the conclusion of the legal saga facing Mowi USA after allegations raised that the company did not properly put on correct labels on their salmon items.
Case Name(s) & No.: Neversink General Store, et al. v. Mowi USA LLC, et al.; Case No. 1:20-cv-09293-PAE
Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Products/Services Involved: Mowi USA salmon product offerings
Allegation(s): Mowi USA failed to put the true information about their salmon products on the product label of each item being sold to the public.
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