Consumers Scoop Up $7.5M In Ben & Jerry's False Ad Deal

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 4:15 PM EST) -- Ice cream manufacturers Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. and another Unilever PLC unit reached settlements totaling $7.5 million with consumers in California federal court Friday, ending three related class actions alleging the companies falsely advertised Ben & Jerry's and Breyers chocolate ice cream as all-natural.

The trio of classes asked U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton to issue preliminary approval and class certification of a deal requiring Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry's and Breyers maker Conopco Inc., to establish two settlement funds to reimburse...
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Case Title

Astiana v. Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.


Case Number

4:10-cv-04387

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

September 29, 2010


Case Title

Thurston et al v. Conopco, Inc.


Case Number

4:10-cv-04937

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

November 1, 2010


Case Title

Corriette et al v. Unilever


Case Number

4:11-cv-01811

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

April 13, 2011

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