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$1M Settlement Proposed in Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: A $1 million settlement has been proposed in a pending consumer fraud class action lawsuit filed against Harmless Harvest Inc, makers of coconut water products that allegedly carried false information on their labelling.

The lawsuit claimed that the coconut water product packaging contained false and misleading statements that its Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water (later renamed Harmless Coconut Water), Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water Dark Cacao, Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water Cinnamon & Clove, and Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water Fair Trade Coffee were falsely labeled as “100 percent Organic” and “Raw”.

Under the terms of the proposed agreement, Harmless Harvest will engage an independent third-party consultant for a period of two years from the effective date of the settlement. The consultant will review the product labels for ongoing accuracy and provide reports to class counsel. The company also agrees to bear the cost of the consulting fees. The company has also agreed to pay incentive awards to the named plaintiffs, totalling $20,000.

The proposed settlement class includes “all persons in the United States who made retail purchases of one of more of Harmless Harvest’s coconut water products in the United States at any time from September 30, 2011, through the date of Preliminary Approval.”

The proposed settlement requires final court approval. The case is “Raw” Coconut Water Class Action Lawsuit is Guoliang Ma, et al. v. Harmless Harvest Inc., Case No. 2:16-cv-07102, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Published on Jan-12-17


READER COMMENTS

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The water tasted stale, not fresh

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The coconut water goes bad quickly. The taste is not sweet but sour.

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I bought this product at Whole Foods on different occasions. I noticed it tasted different each time.
I didn't pay much notice. I purchased the product last week and got an upset stomach that lasted for three days.

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Watet didnt taste well.An didnt work.

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Try this products at different sales

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The drink I bought was at a Santa Cruz, CA store. It was only a few months ago. It tasted good. The only problem is that it gave me some sort of a reaction in my stomach. Really bad diarrhea. But I figured it was nothing.

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Harmless cocanut water should be trialed for their false imformation pertaining to their product.

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