If You Purchased GT’s Gingerade, Gingerberry, Original or Trilogy Flavored Enlightened and Synergy Kombucha in California on or after March 1, 2017 You Could Be Included In A Class Action Lawsuit
You could be affected by a class action lawsuit involving allegations that certain flavors of GT’s Living Foods’ Enlightened and Synergy kombucha are alcoholic beverages but lack the government warning label required for alcoholic beverages. The Court decided that these allegations should be decided as a class action on behalf of a “Class” or group of people, which could include you. There is no money available now and no guarantee that there will be.
What is this case about? The lawsuit claims that the following flavors of GT’s Living Foods’ Enlightened and Synergy kombucha contain 0.5% or more ABV (alcohol by volume) and are alcoholic beverages: Gingerade, Gingerberry, Original, and Trilogy. The label on all alcoholic beverages must contain a specific government warning and no such label appeared on the bottles for these flavors. This case seeks monetary compensation for Class members. GT’s Living Foods denies these claims and that it did anything wrong. The lawyers for the Class will have to prove their claims in Court.
Are you included? Generally, you are included in the Class if you purchased any of the above referenced flavors of GT’s Enlightened and Synergy kombucha from March 1, 2017 to present.
Who represents the Class? The Court has appointed a law firm to represent the Class as “Class Counsel.” You do not have to pay Class Counsel, or anyone else, to participate. Instead, if they get money or benefits for the Class, they may ask for attorneys’ fees and costs. Any fees and costs would be deducted from any money obtained for the Class or paid separately by GT’s Living Foods. You may hire your own lawyer to appear in Court for you, but if you do, you have to pay that lawyer.
What are your options? To stay in the Class, you do not have to do anything. If money or benefits are obtained, you will be notified about how to ask for a share. If you want to keep your rights to sue GT’s Living Foods on your own over the claims in this case, you need to exclude yourself by no later than September 12, 2022. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get money or benefits from this lawsuit if any are awarded. If you do not exclude yourself, you may still enter an appearance through counsel in the pending lawsuit if you so desire. Any judgment in the pending lawsuit, whether favorable or not, will bind all potential Class members who do not request exclusion.
If you want to exclude yourself from the Class, you can do so by one of the following methods: