Chipotle Settlement Over “Non-GMO” Claims
A lawsuit filed against Chipotle claims that its “non-GMO” advertising located in restaurants is misleading and deceptive to consumers. The lawsuit says that Chipotle served meat and dairy products (such as chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, cheese, and sour cream) from poultry and livestock that were raised on GMO feed, and served beverages (such as soft drinks) containing GMOs, but did not disclose this information to consumers.
The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Chipotle. Instead, both sides agreed to this Settlement. That way, they avoid the risk and cost of a trial, and the Class Members will receive compensation. You can read more details here.
The settlement class includes all persons in the United States who purchased Chipotle’s Food Products in its restaurants between April 27, 2015 to June 30, 2016, inclusive.
Chipotle has agreed to pay a total of $6,500,000 as part of the settlement. Heee’s how payments will be divided:
- 5 valid claims per member without proof of purchase
- 10 valid claims per member with proof of purchase.
- Only 15 valid Claims will be honored per Settlement Class Household.
- Settlement Awards are capped at $2.00 each
If there are any uncashed checks or amounts remaining in the Fund after Settlement Awards are issued, that money will be distributed cy pres to charity.
You must submit a claim here before May 30, 2020.