Important Update: Please see the Supplemental Notice for this matter.
Dates, deadlines, and other details have been changed.
This website concerns a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) of a lawsuit against RHG & Company, Inc. d/b/a Vital Nutrients (“Defendant”) on behalf of all Persons who purchased Vital Nutrient’s products in the United States during the period from August 1, 2012 to February 27, 2017, that contained an unqualified “Made in the USA” label, or were otherwise represented as being “Made in USA,” including on Defendant’s website, brochures, or any other marketing materials. The action is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (the “Court”). The Court has certified this action to proceed as a class action, for purposes of settlement only. This website is intended to: (a) inform you about the Settlement of this action and (b) advise you of your rights and your options regarding the Settlement.
This action alleges that Defendant violated California state law by improperly labeling and selling its products as being “Made in USA.” This action alleges that one or more components of Vital Nutrients’ products were sourced from outside of the United States. This action seeks, among other things, an award of damages against Defendant as a result of this alleged conduct.
The Court has not decided in favor of either side in the case. Defendant denies all of the allegations in the complaint and expressly denies any liability or wrongdoing. Defendant stands by its labeling and marketing and denies that it did anything wrong.
The parties have reached a proposed Settlement of this action, which the attorneys for the Class believe is fair, reasonable, adequate and in the best interest of Class Members. Defendant agreed to the Settlement, without admitting liability, to avoid the costs and other burdens of continued litigation.
How do I make a claim?
If you are a class member and want to get settlement benefits, you must submit a valid claim, either by postal mail or online, by December 26, 2017.
The rights and options of the class members—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. The settlement approval process takes time. Please be patient.
|Claim Filing Deadline:||12/26/2017|
|Final Approval Hearing:||02/15/2018|