Meister v. Nutribullet LLC

poCase No. 22-LA-0024 (St. Clair County State of Illinois)

Attention United States purchasers of 600-watt or 900-watt model Nutribullet Blenders Between June 1, 2017 and March 15, 2022.

This information may affect your rights. Please read it carefully.

A court has authorized this website. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

• This website concerns a case called Meister v. Nutribullet, LLC et. al., Case No. Case No. 22LA0024, and it has been filed in the Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Court of St. Clair, State of Illinois.


• This class action Settlement will resolve a lawsuit against NutriBullet, LLC, Homeland Housewares LLC, Capital Brands, LLC, Capital Brands Distribution LLC, Capital Brands Holding Inc. (“Defendants”). The lawsuit affects all Persons who meet all the following criteria:

    o Purchased a 900-watt or 600-watt model Nutribullet blender (“the Blenders”);

    o Purchased a Blender between June 1, 2017, and March 15, 2022and

    o Purchased the Blender, in-store or online, in the United States or any of its territories; and

    o Purchased the Blender for personal use and not resale.

• The lawsuit contends that Defendants advertised, marketed, and sold the 600-watt and 900-watt model Blenders without adequately informing consumers  at the point of purchase that the Blenders should not be operated continuously for more than one minute or be used to blend hot or warm ingredients.  

• Defendants deny any wrongdoing. They contend that the Blenders have always been adequately marketed and labeled and always properly disclosed the risks of the Blenders.

•Going forward, the settlement will require, Defendants to add disclosures to the exterior of the 600-watt and 900-watt NutriBullet Blenders’ packaging informing consumers that the Blenders should not be operated continuously for more than one minute or be used to blend hot or warm ingredients. In addition, Settlement Class Members with a Proof of Purchase or the serial number of their Blender may elect a Benefit of either (1) a cash refund of $5 or $7; or (2) a discount code for $10 off the purchase or a new 600-watt model Blender or $15 off the purchase of a new 900-watt model Blender. Only one Claim per Household is eligible.

• The lawyers who brought the lawsuit will ask the Court for an amount to be determined, but up to $900,000, to be paid by Defendants as Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the Settlement. They will ask the Plaintiff receive no more than $5,000 for bringing this lawsuit. That payment is called the “Class Service Award.” Any award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Class Service Award shall be paid in addition, not part of or subject to, the Settlement Amount.

• Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this website carefully.

This website summarizes the proposed Settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement available under the documents tab, or contact the Settlement Administrator at Meister v. Nutribullet PO Box 225391, New York, NY 10150-5391.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.


YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE

Submit a Claim Form

To receive a Benefit you must file a Claim by the Claim Form Deadline. 

June 13, 2022

Opt-Out

Get out of the lawsuit and the Settlement.  This is the only option that allows you ever to bring or join another lawsuit raising the same legal claims against the Defendants. You will receive no cash payment from this Settlement.

June 13, 2022

File Objection

Write to the Court about any aspect of the Settlement you don’t like or you don’t think is fair, adequate, or reasonable.  (If you object to any aspect of the Settlement, you must submit a written Objection by the Objection Deadline noted above.)

June 13, 2022

Go to a Hearing

Speak in Court about the Settlement.  (If you object to any aspect of the Settlement, you must submit a written Objection by the Objection Deadline noted above.)

June 30, 2022 8:30 a.m CT

Do Nothing

You will receive the benefit of labeling and marketing changes but you will not receive any cash payment; also, you will have no right to sue later for the claims released by the Settlement.

 


• These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.

• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Benefit Checks and discount codes will be sent to Settlement Class Members only if the Court approves the Settlement. If there are appeals, payments will not be made until the appeals are resolved and the Settlement becomes effective. Please be patient.

• Fairness Hearing On June 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m., the Court will hold a hearing to determine: (i) whether the proposed Settlement should be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate and should receive final approval; (ii) the Released Claims of the Settlement Class against the Released Parties should be dismissed with prejudice; (iii) whether Class Counsel’s application for a Fee Award should be granted; and (iv) whether the application for the Class Service Award payment should be granted. The hearing will be held in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, Court of St. Clair, State of Illinois. The hearing will be held in the courtroom of the Honorable Heinz Rudolf, which is located in Courtroom 403, 4th Floor. This hearing date may change without further notice to you. Consult this Settlement Website or the Court docket in this case available through the Court’s website https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/, for updated information on the hearing date and time.


Important Dates

June 13, 2022 Claims Deadline

June 13, 2022 Objection Deadline

June 13, 2022 Opt-Out Deadline

June 30, 2022 Fairness Hearing


This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration. This is the only authorized website for this case.

Call
833-620-3607
Mail
Meister v. Nutribullet c/o Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Exclusion Form

Exclusion Form

Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, June 13, 2022 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than June 13,2022.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, June 13, 2022 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than June 13, 2022.
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Monday, June 13, 2022 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than June 13, 2022 or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than June 13, 2022.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for 6/30/2022. Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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