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GSK Benefiber Settlement 2021 - Benefiber All Natural Class Action Lawsuit To End For $6 Million

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GSK Benefiber Settlement 2021 – Benefiber All Natural Class Action Lawsuit To End For $6 Million…

GSK Benefiber Original And Benefiber Healthy Shape Drinks Rebate

Industry giants GSK or GlaxoSmithKline and GSK Consumer Health have reportedly agreed to enter into a settlement agreement of $6 million to end the class action lawsuit filed against them over falsely advertising their Benifiber drinks as natural.

GSK Bow Down To Complainants Susan Swetz And Philip White

The settlement agreement is in relation to the class actions filed against the two companies after they have allegedly published untrue claims that their products are a hundred percent all-natural though the truth is the exact opposite. One was filed by one Susan Swetz while the other was by Philip White – both of which aimed to hold GSK accountable for their misdeeds towards their customers. 

The products in question belong to the GSK Benefiber Original and Benefiber Healthy Shape product offering lineup. Furthermore, the two defendants have also claimed that their Benefiber Healthy Shape products are proven to end a consumer’s cravings upon consumption as part of weight management when the said products do not possess any characteristics at all. 

GSK and GSK Consumer Health have both denied any wrongdoing in the legal proceedings and have decided to agree to the class action settlement’s terms to officially end the legal charges filed against them. 

Do You Qualify To Make A Claim?

Though the final details of the settlement are yet to be released, helpful information has been published online for qualified Class members. Consider The Consumer has listed them down below for reference:

  • Eligible class members include those who have bought any of the following products offered by GSK and GSK Consumer Health for household or personal use:
    • Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement;
    • Benefiber Original Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement;
    • Benefiber Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement On-The-Go Stick Packs; (Flavored or Unflavored);
    • Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Chewables; and/or
    • Benefiber Sugar-Free Powder Fiber Supplement.
  • You have bought the abovementioned products between the 19th of July 2014 to 8th of June 2021. 

It is said that the total amount a qualified claimant can claim depends on the total number of claims submitted. No proof of purchase is needed for those who claim five bottle purchases or less. 

Those who plan on filing a claim for more than the said number would be required to provide evidence of their purchases. Buyers who have purchased a bottle of GSK’s Benefiber Original can claim $10 per bottle, while those who availed of Benefiber Healthy Shape may claim $12 per bottle. 

If you believe that you are a great fit, you can file a claim by the 6th of October 2021. Those who want to object to the class action settlement can submit their manifestation on the 7th of September. The class action settlement’s final hearing will take place in mid-November. 

About GlaxoSmithKline

GSK or GlaxoSmithKline is a global pharmaceutical company responsible for the research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of a large range of products. The company offers vaccines, medicines, and consumer healthcare items. 

GlaxoSmithKline was formed in the new millennium after the merger of two companies SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome. GSK is based in London, England. 

Editor’s Note on GSK Benefiber Settlement 2021: 

This settlement report aims to inform you of the latest developments in the GSK Benefiber All Natural Original and Healthy Shape Drinks Class Action Lawsuit after the defendants to the case have agreed to a settlement to put an end to the allegations thrown against them. 

Case Name(s) & No.(s): Philip White, et al. v. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC; Case No.: 5:20-cv-04048; and, Susan Swetz, et al. v. GSK Consumer Health Inc.; Case No.: 7:20-cv-04731-NSR

Jurisdiction: United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and Southern District of New York, respectively

Products/Services Involved: GSK’s Benefiber Original and Benefiber Healthy Shape product offerings

Allegation(s): GlaxoSmithKline has falsely advertised its Benefiber drinks as 100% all-natural and can address its drinker’s weight-related concerns. 

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