Emma Brenner, et al. v. KeVita, Inc.

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA
IF YOU BOUGHT A KEVITA MASTER BREW KOMBUCHA PRODUCT ANY TIME PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE MONEY FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.


READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED WHETHER  YOU ACT OR DO NOT ACT.

A Court authorized the Notice and this website. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

    There is a Proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit that alleges that KeVita, Inc. violated state laws regarding the labeling and marketing of KeVita Master Brew Kombucha (see Question 2 of the FAQs). KeVita denies it did anything wrong and denies all of the claims made in this lawsuit. The Court did not rule in favor of either party. Instead, the Parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement in order to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.

    Anyone in the United States and all U.S. territories who bought one or more bottles of KeVita Master Brew Kombucha Products in the United States or U.S. territories, referred to as the “Product” or “Products” and listed under Question 6 of the FAQs, at any time prior to September 16, 2020 is affected by the Proposed Settlement.

    Eligible purchasers may be entitled to a payment of up to $60 if you have Proof of Purchase, or up to $9 (with a minimum payment of $3) if you do not have Proof of Purchase.

    The Proposed Settlement will provide: (1) money to eligible Class Members who make claims, (2) the costs of notice and administration, (3) an Incentive Award to the named Plaintiffs, and (4) Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses to Class Counsel. KeVita has also agreed to implement label modifications to the Products.

    Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not. Read this information carefully because it explains decisions you must make and actions you must take by the court-imposed deadlines.


SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHINGGet no payment. You give up your rights to sue the Defendant regarding any of the claims at issue in this case.

REGISTER TO MAKE A CLAIM

If you both register to submit a  Claim and then timely submit a Claim Form with or without any supporting paperwork, you will be entitled to a portion of the Settlement upon final approval of the Court. In making a Claim, you waive your right to sue Defendants on your own for the claims alleged in the lawsuit. To receive a payment, you must register and submit  a Valid Claim Form  by January 14, 2021 (see, Question 12 of the FAQs).

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASSReceive no money, but keep the right to participate in another lawsuit against the Defendant about the claims and Products at issue in this case. You must send in a written request to be excluded by December 15, 2020 in order to be excluded (see, Question 15 of the FAQs).
OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

You can write to the Court by December 30, 2020 to explain if you think the Settlement is not fair or reasonable or that it is otherwise improper (see, Question 18 of the FAQs).

GO TO A HEARINGIf you file a written objection, you can ask by December 30, 2020 to speak in Court about the fairness of the Proposed Settlement (see, Question 24 FAQs). Even if you don’t wish to object, you can also appear at the hearing by filing a Notice of Appearance by January 6, 2021.
          These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Website. The deadlines may be moved, cancelled or otherwise modified. 

        The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Proposed Settlement. If the Settlement is approved by the Court, payment will take several months. Please be patient. If you do not exclude yourself from the Class, the Proposed Settlement (if approved) will Release certain claims and will affect your right to start or continue any other lawsuit or proceeding involving the Products. The Release is set forth in an agreement between the Parties to resolved these claims, called the "Settlement."

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 1-844-702-2784.

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Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline

    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Thursday, January 14, 2021, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Thursday, January 14, 2021.
  • Exclusion Deadline

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    You must complete and mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
  • Fairness Hearing Date

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for January 20, 2021 at 8:20 a.m.. Please check this website for updates.

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