McCormick Inks $3M Deal In 'Natural' Spices Labeling Suit

Law360 (May 7, 2021, 10:45 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of consumers asked a New York federal judge on Friday to preliminarily approve a $3 million settlement that would resolve claims in a nearly 5-year-old suit that alleges McCormick & Co. Inc. misled consumers in labeling its spices and other seasoning products as "natural."

The payments for the proposed class would be divided into Tiers 1 and 2, where the two diverge based on proof of purchase. For every unit purchased, those with a receipt may seek reimbursement of $1 with no limit, whereas those without proof of purchase may only receive up to $15.

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