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Danone Class Action Lawsuit Settlement ($30 or up to $100 w/ receipt)

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Danone Class Action Lawsuit Settlement ($30 or up to $100 w/ receipt)

Danone Activia® and DanActive® got sued for having misleading advertising. The suit is going to lead to a cash payout for settlement (without admitting any wrongdoing).

Here is what you can get:
1) $30 if you bought it between 4/1/2009 and 11/6/2012, but don't have proof of purchase
2) $30 to a max of $100 if you have proof of purchase

Details: http://www.collectiva.ca/en/dossiers/DanoneInc.php

Link to claim form: http://www.collectiva.ca/en/dossiers/do ... ynamic.pdf

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Feb 21, 2003
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Just some fine print showing who else is benefiting from this:
It is understood that the Fonds d’aide aux recours collectifs will be entitled to claim a percentage of 2% on each individual amount of Compensation paid to Class Members residing in the Province of Quebec only. This means that Class Members residing in the Province of Quebec will actually receive 98% of the amount between $15 to $ 50 that is applicable to them.
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The only 'people' that benefited from this were the lawyers.

This is NOT a hot deal.
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This class action suit is pending approval, so you might not get anything.

I find it a little strange because I could feasibly go and buy $50 worth of this Danone stuff right now and get 98% (minus any postage) back for it: it is any purchases from Apr 1, 2009 and Nov 6, 2012.
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repost. this is already in the food forum.
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blainehamilton wrote:
Sep 24th, 2012 3:53 pm
Still appreciated, I never look in the food forum and my wife eats activa all the time. An easy $50 back once the appeal gets thrown out...
+2. Thanks for double posting 2nd OP...I made $30 with the dupe. Boo to the mods for preventing us from getting what is owed to us by getting more eyes to see it.

EDIT: 134 users in the thread, 95% probably followed the link from OT because in Food and Drink history there has never been this many people in the whole section at once. Double boo for moving/merging it.
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is the claim only one per household? I read the pdf and it does not mention anything about one per household
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So it seems you only are entitled to $50 if you have proof of purchase and you have spent more than $50 on the Danone products.
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May 10, 2006
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In the settlement document it states:

37. Class Members are each entitled to submit only one claim.
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Keeping all my receipts may actually pay-off, although don't really buy either product, but over 3 years probably can find $20/30.
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My sister and her husband eat Activia everyday but I doubt she has receipts. I still have one in the fridge from her recent visit. My parents also started drinking DanActive this year. The problem is who keeps grocery receipts? It doesn't say one per address so it appears that can each claim.
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I just tried both of the links and they don't work for me.
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All Persons residing in Canada who have purchased in Canada between April 1, 2009 and November 6, 2012 Activia® yogurt products or DanActive® probiotic drink products.

That's free yogurt (a $50 mail in rebate) for the next month and a half. Whoever said they know someone who eats it every day can just save receipts moving forward and get their $50 (+$50 for spouse)

EDIT: If they do eat it every day then they likely spend more than $50 in a month and a half so you can probably get extra receipts off them for free. ;)
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