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YoPlus Consumer Fraud Class Action Settlement Reached


This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

New York, MNY: A settlement has been reached in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against General Mills. The lawsuit, Johnson vs. General Mills et al., alleges that General Mills, Inc. and Yoplait USA, Inc. ("Defendants") engaged in deceptive and unfair conduct in violation of state consumer protection laws by advertising that its YoPlus®-branded yogurt products provide digestive health benefits that regular yogurt does not provide.

You are a member of the Settlement Class if you purchased YoPlus® yogurt in the United States between July 26, 2007 and July 5, 2012, inclusive (the "ettlement Class Period"). Excluded from the Settlement Class are: (i) those who purchased for the YoPlus® branded products for the purpose of resale; (ii) those with claims for personal injuries arising from the ingestion of one or more YoPlus® branded products; (iii) Defendants and their officers, directors and employees; (iv) any person who files a valid and timely Request for Exclusion; and (v) the Judges to whom this Action and the Other Actions are assigned and any members of their immediate families.

For each YoPlus® Unit you purchased during the Settlement Class Period you may receive $4.

If you request an Award for 13 YoPlus® Units or less, no Proof of Purchase is necessary.

If you request an Award of more than 13 YoPlus® Units, you must provide Proof of Purchase.

A YoPlus® "Unit"means a single package of YoPlus®. Most commonly, a YoPlus Unit will be a package with four individual containers of YoPlus®.

Any monies remaining in the Settlement Fund after paying valid claims and expenses, as well as Attorneys' Fees and Expenses and service awards, will be paid to National Consumer Law Center and the Mayo Clinic, or to some other similar non-profit organization or organizations as the Court determines.

To receive cash, you must complete and return a Claim Form postmarked or submitted electronically no later than August 16, 2013. To download claim forms and access complete information on the settlement, visit http://www.yoplussettlement. Com.

A final fairness hearing is scheduled for June 17, 2013. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.

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Published on Mar-26-13


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