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Sealtest Chocolate Milk Class Action

August 15, 2014

We are pleased to advise that a settlement has been reached and the case has now been certified by the Superior Court as a class action for the purpose of giving effect to the settlement. Final Court approval has been obtained.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendants have agreed to pay $350,000. If you have previously reported your claim to us or to the defendants, you may be entitled to a cash award of between $500 to $3,000 without the need to provide any proof that you consumed the affected chocolate milk or became sick. The information you have already provided will be taken as true, and you will be eligible to receive cash depending on how many days you told us or the defendants you were sick. Your entitlement will be based on the following grid:

 

Length of Illness Claimed

 

 

Damages, including Pre-judgment Interest, Out-of-Pocket Expenses, and Loss of Income

 

 

Illness lasting 1 -2 days   

 

 

$500.00

 

 

Illness lasting 2-3 days 

 

 

$1,000.00

 

 

Illness lasting 3-4 days

 

 

$1,500.00

 

 

Illness lasting 4-5 days

 

 

$2,000.00

 

 

Illness lasting 5-6 days 

 

 

$2,500.00

 

 

Illness lasting  6-7 days

 

 

$3,000.00

 

 

 

If you claimed, or now choose to claim, that you were seriously ill from drinking the affected chocolate milk, or that you were ill for more than 7 days, you can claim an additional amount of up to $25,000; however, you will need to provide documentary proof that you drank the affected chocolate milk (eg: receipt or a picture of the milk carton) and that you got sick as a result (eg: doctor's notes).  

If you have not previously reported your claim to us or to the defendants, you may still be entitled to compensation under the settlement, but you will need to provide documentary proof that you drank the affected chocolate milk and that you got sick as a result.

This is only a brief summary of the settlement. The full settlement, along with a more detailed explanation of your rights and obligations, can be found on the settlement website at:

http://www.milksettlement.ca/

If you previously contacted us or the defendants, you can expect to hear from the Claims Administrator within the coming weeks.

We are available to answer any of your questions, but we encourage you to contact the Claims Administrator directly, since it is the Claims Administrator and not us who will be determining your claim. You can call the Claims Administrator toll-free at 1-877-602-7978.

If you do not wish to participate in the settlement, you may "opt out" of it in writing. To do so, please contact the Claims Administrator before JULY 21, 2014. You may also object to the settlement by writing to the Claims Administrator.