An amount of $11.2 million has been released by the defendant to settle down the lawsuit against them. The class action lawsuit claims that the Canada Dry Ginger Ale doesn’t contain real ginger.
If you purchased any Canada Dry Ginger Ale from any U.S state except California between Jan. 1, 2013, then you could get cash as a term of compensation. Some of the California residents are also included in the Canada Dry Ginger Ale class action settlement if they purchased the beverage between Dec. 28, 2012, and June 26, 2018.
According to the Canada Dry Ginger Ale class action lawsuits, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group adds chemical flavoring in the soft drink and beverages. The chemical flavors give the only taste of ginger but don’t provide any health benefits to the consumers’.
Further, the Canada Dry Ginger Ale class action lawsuits allege that the consumers had paid a premium amount for this soft drink. They paid the premium because ginger is known to provide health benefits such as good digestion.
However, the plaintiffs allege that the beverage was made up of carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, and other preservatives along with chemical flavoring. The settlement under the Canada Dry Ginger Ale class action offers two tiers of compensation to the Class Members who have filed a valid claim.
The result of settlement:
Tier 1 compensation provides 40¢ per unit (can) for up to 13 units, that is up to $5.20 per household. On the other side tier, 2 compensation provides 40¢ per unit but allows up to 100 units, or up to $40 per household.
Note: The compensation amount under Tier 2 requires proof of purchase.
In addition to the cash payments, the ginger ale class action settlement also tells Dr. Pepper to change the product labels with the including words like “taste,” “extract,” or “flavor”.
The class members who want to object to or wish to be opt-out from the settlement must do so by March 19, 2019.
Eligibility for the claim:
- The consumers’ who purchased Canada Dry Ginger Ale between Jan 1, 2013, and Dec 19, 2018, and belong to the U.S except for California consumers.
- All the California residents who bought Canada Dry Ginger Ale between Dec. 28, 2012, and June 26, 2018.
Deadline to file a claim is 3/19/2019
- Tier 1 claims can recover 40¢ per unit, up to $5.20 per household.
- Tier 2 claims can recover 40¢ per unit, up to $40 per household.
Details Of The Filed Case:
George v. Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., Case No. 1822-CC11811, in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis for the State of Missouri; and Fitzhenry-Russell, et al. v. Keurig Dr. Pepper, Case No. 5:17- cv-00564, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
4/8/2019 – U.S. Class (excluding California)
4/10/2019 – California Class
George v. Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. c/o Heffler Claims Group P.O. Box 58097 Philadelphia, PA 19102-8097 833-305-3916