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General Mills YoPlus Consumer Fraud Class Action Reaches $8.5M Settlement


This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

New York, NY: An $8.5 million settlement has been agreed by General Mills potentially ending a consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging the food manufacturer misrepresented the digestive health benefits of its YoPlus probiotic yogurt.

Filed in 2010, the consumer fraud class action lawsuit, etitled J Johnson v. General Mills Inc. et al., Case No. 10-cv-00061, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claims that consumers who purchased the YoPlus yogurt products were deceived into paying more for them as a result of General Mills misleading advertising.

In their motion to accept the settlement, the plaintiffs noted "Considering the strengths and weakness of this case, including the amount of potential damages available to the class after trial here and in other jurisdictions around the United States, the settlement represents an excellent result and includes relief for purchasers of YoPlus on a nationwide basis."

Under the terms of the settlement, consumers who purchased YoPlus will be entitled to $4 each for each unit they purchased.

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Published on Feb-5-13


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