Procter & Gamble recently reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the marketing and advertising of its probiotic supplements under the Align brand.
In October of 2017, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought against it by three plaintiffs who purchased Align.
The trio claimed that the company used deceptive marketing and false advertising when it promoted Align as “clinically proven” to help digestive health, according to a filing.
Procter & Gamble class action settlement could mean money for you
In their complaint, the plaintiffs said that they “suffered injury in fact and lost money as a result of the unfair competition described [t]herein” after discovering that Align did not help their digestive health as it promised.
Despite settling in the case, P&G for its part, does not admit to any wrongdoing and still steadfastly denies that it engaged in underhanded practices of any kind. Nonetheless, if you happen to have some Align on your shelf, you may qualify for a check.
The company agreed to fork over $15 million in refunds.
If you bought Align between March 1, 2009 and June 6, 2016, you could be a settlement class member and entitled to some cash.
The catch is, you’d better hurry. Claimants have until Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to file.
A settlement website has been set up at alignsettlement.com. According to the site, “If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue P&G in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this settlement resolves.”
How to file a claim for the Procter & Gamble Align class action settlement
· If you want to file on the claims website, you may submit a claim here.
· To file online, send an email to info@AlignSettlement.com.
· You can also call 1-866-653-4873, or write to the Settlement Administrator at P.O. Box 404041 Louisville, KY 40233-4041.
Keep in mind that the most you may get is a cash refund of up to $49.26 for buying up to three Align products.
If you think you may have more money out there via class action lawsuits all you have to do is let your fingers do the walking and check out these websites, which typically post the latest claims.