Genki Sushi has agreed to pay $4.5 million to end a class action lawsuit that says the company restaurants in Hawaii have exposed the customers to Hepatitis A. According to this Hepatitis A class action settlement that the lawsuit has filed against restaurant chain- The people those who ate in the Genki Sushi locations in 2016 have to suffer from Hepatitis A.
As the individuals had Hepatitis A, the health authorities saw the outbreak of the contaminated food that was available at the Kauai and Oahu restaurant.
The report says as the result of contamination, 292 people had that disease and many others were exposed to it as well. Now, under the terms of Genki Sushi Hepatitis A, the eligibility of Class Members is divided into three sets.
The first set includes the people who ate at Genki Sushi location from Aug 1, 2016, to Aug 16, 2016. The second set comprises of those who ate at the secondary location or a location where their employee also had the same infection from Hepatitis A.
Moreover, the third set of class members are the 292 people who were diagnosed with Hepatitis A due to a simple exposure at that location. They were just in contact with of those people who had that disease. However, the type of contact includes- sexual contact, household members, shared drugs, eating the ready to eat items that were touched by the infected individual.
Are You Eligible?
The eligible class members are the ones who were a part of Hepatitis A outbreak that occurred in Genki Sushi locations in 2016 from any of the below exposure mechanisms.
The exposure mechanism include-
- The members who were in contact with the affected 292 people.
- All the class members who were consuming food there from August 1 to August 16, 2016.
- The members who were a part of it due to consumption of food or drink from the secondary establishments.
Depending on how the exposure occurred to you, the award lies between $150 to $350.
Proof of Purchase
You must have a proof that you have received HAV vaccine, IF or HAV blood tests.
The deadline for Class Members to exclude themselves from this class action settlement is Nov 29, 2018.
In re Hepatitis A Cases, Civil No. 17-1-HEP (JHA), in the Circuit Court for the First Circuit State of Hawaii
Hawai’i Hep-A Settlement
c/o The Notice Company
P.O. Box 455
Hingham, MA 02043
Do not file a claim if you do not qualify for it. You will be submitting it under the penalty of perjury and of if submit a fraud claim, you will be harming other eligible members as well.