Stevia in the Raw Settlement

WHO’S INCLUDED?

You are a member of the Settlement Class of consumers on behalf of whom the Lawsuit was filed (a “Class member”) if you purchased at least one Stevia in the Raw brand product containing the phrases “natural,” “all natural” or “100% natural” in the United States between October 9, 2009, and July 1, 2014. Settlement Class Members must have both resided in the United States and purchased the product in the United States for their household use or personal consumption and not for resale or distribution.

The following persons are excluded from the Settlement Class: (a) Cumberland’s board members, executive-level officers, and attorneys; (b) governmental entities; (c) the Court, the Court’s immediate family, and the Court staff; and (d) any person that timely and properly excludes himself or herself from the Settlement Class in accordance with the procedures approved by the Court.

Complete Claim/Donation Form

WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the labelling, marketing, and advertising of Cumberland’s Stevia in the Raw brand Consumer Products. The two plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit allege the Stevia in the Raw brand Consumer Products are not “natural,” “all natural” or “100% natural” and are inaccurately and deceptively labeled as so. Cumberland denies that its marketing, advertising, and/or labeling of the Stevia in the Raw Consumer Products is false, deceptive, or misleading to consumers or violates any legal requirement.

WHAT DOES THIS SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

Settlement Class Members are eligible to obtain up to $2 for each package of the Stevia In The Raw brand baker’s bags or Stevia In The Raw brand sachet packets (of any size) containing the words “natural,” “all natural” or “100% natural” that was purchased by a Class Member between October 9, 2009 and July 1, 2014, up to a maximum of 8 packages. The maximum cash payment is $16 per Class Member. However, the actual amount paid to individual claimants will depend upon the number of valid claims made. Only products sold under the “Stevia In The Raw” brand may be counted for this claim.

The products must have been purchased in the United States by a United States resident for his or her household use or personal consumption, and not for resale or distribution.

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS?

The lawsuit – known as Leslie Frohberg, et al. v. Cumberland Packing Corp. – challenges the labelling, marketing, and advertising of Cumberland’s Stevia in the Raw Consumer Products. The plaintiffs allege the Stevia in the Raw Consumer Products are not “natural,” “all natural” or “100% natural” and are inaccurately and deceptively labeled as so. Cumberland denies that its marketing, advertising, and/or labeling of the Stevia in the Raw Consumer Products is false, deceptive, or misleading to consumers or violates any legal requirement.

As a potential Class Member, you may submit a claim to receive payment, request exclusion from the Settlement class, file an objection with the Court and ask to speak at the hearing if you wish, or do nothing.

Please fill out the form below to get started in filing your claim. By filling out this form you are agreeing to allow CAC to file on your behalf and you forfeit your settlement funds and instead agree to have these funds donated to charity.

Complete Claim/Donation Form