About This Settlement


If you bought a cardboard box of Mike and Ike® and/or Hot Tamales® candy between February 3, 2013 and July 23, 2020 then you could be entitled to money from a class action settlement.
A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

  • A settlement has been reached between Just Born, Inc. (“Defendant”) and Mary Mateski, Alisa Clawson, and Stephanie Escobar (“Class Representatives” or “Plaintiffs”), individually and on behalf of the Settlement Class. The settlement resolves class action lawsuits alleging Defendant packages its boxed candy products in oversized packaging with nonfunctional empty space. Defendant denies the allegations. The Court did not rule in favor of either side. The parties agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.
  • You are a class member if you are a resident of the United States who purchased one or more cardboard boxes of Mike and Ike® and/or Hot Tamales® candy (“Settlement Class Product(s)” or “Covered Product(s)”), between February 3, 2013 and July 23, 2020.
  • Your rights may be affected by the settlement of this Lawsuit, and you have a choice to make now about how to act:

    YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
    SUBMIT A VALID CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 10, 2020 The only way to get a cash payment or voucher, if you qualify.
    EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY OCTOBER 11, 2020 You will not get any benefits under this settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in this case.
    OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY OCTOBER 11, 2020 Tell the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.
    GO TO A HEARING ON DECEMBER 15, 2020 Ask to speak in Court about the settlement.
    DO NOTHING Get no benefits. Give up rights to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in this case.

    These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Long Form Notice.

    The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Cash payments or vouchers for valid claims will be issued only if the Court approves the settlement and after the time for appeals has ended and any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

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