Ghirardelli White Chocolate
|Food and Beverage Labeling|
Ghirardelli advertised its "Premium Baking Chips – Classic White" and "Premium Banking Chips – Classic White Chips" as containing white chocolate, even though they did not. Also Ghirardelli falsely labeled some of products as "all natural," even though they were made with non-natural ingredients.
Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement approved of on February 20, 2015, class members who submitted a valid Claim Forms received $1.50 for each bag of Ghirardelli White Chips and $0.75 for any of the other eligible Ghirardelli products purchased between August 17, 2008 and October 2, 2014.
A copy of the Order Granting Final Approval can be found below.
The deadline to apply for a refund has passed.
|2013-01-11||First Amended Class Action Complaint|
|2013-01-15||Second Amended Class Action Complaint|
|2014-03-20||Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification|
|2014-08-20||Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement|
|2014-08-20||Class Action Settlement Agreement|
|2014-10-02||Order Conditionally Certifying Settlement Class; Preliminarily Approving Settlement|
|2014-10-07||Third Amended Class Action Complaint|
|2015-01-08||Plaintiff's Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement|
|2015-02-20||Final Order Approving Class Settlement|