Hawkins v. Kroger

Case No. 3:15-cv-02320-JM-AHG

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

UPDATE 10/2021: The court has continued the Final Approval Hearing to 1/24/22. Link.

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT WHO PURCHASED, IN CALIFORNIA, KROGER BREAD CRUMBS, BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2010 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2015 (THE “CLASS PERIOD”), FOR PERSONAL OR HOUSEHOLD USE AND NOT FOR RESALE OR DISTRIBUTION, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT.

Please read this website carefully, your legal rights may be affected.

This settlement resolves a class action lawsuit against The Kroger Company (“Kroger” or “Defendant”) alleging that Kroger Bread Crumbs were falsely advertised.  Kroger denies the allegations and any wrongdoing. Nonetheless, it has agreed to settle to avoid the cost and uncertainty of litigation. The parties have reached a settlement that provides a payment in exchange for a waiver and release of your claims. By participating in the settlement, you waive and release any claims against Kroger concerning the marketing and labeling of Kroger Bread Crumbs.

Detailed information about the Settlement Agreement is available in the frequently asked questions and court documents section of this website.

YOUR OPTIONS AND IMPORTANT DEADLINES IN THIS SETTLEMENT
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 The only way to get a monetary payment. Postmark or submit your claim form online.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 If you ask to be excluded, you will not get a settlement payment. You also will not be bound by this case and keep any right you might have to sue related to the claims in this lawsuit.
OBJECT OR COMMENT BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 You may file a written objection no later than September 20, 2021 and/or appear at the final approval hearing to tell the Court why you believe the proposed settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate. If you ask to be excluded, you cannot also file an objection.
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will receive no portion of the settlement fund and, if the settlement is approved, you will also give up any right you may have to sue regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.

Your rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are further explained in this website.

The Court is in charge of this litigation and still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. The settlement benefits will be paid as soon as possible after the Court approves the settlement and after any appeals are resolved.