SOURCE: Galeos

August 08, 2011 03:15 ET

Purchasers of Galeos Salad Dressings May Be Entitled to a Refund From a Settlement

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - A Settlement has been reached in several class action lawsuits filed against Galeos Cafe, LLC ("Galeos"), the maker of Galeos Salad Dressings and Spreads. The lawsuits were consolidated into a single action, Cooperman et al. v. Galeos, LLC, et al., in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, Case No. SACV 10-018I5-NS (FFMx).

The lawsuits alleged that some of the nutritional information on Galeos Salad Dressings labels was incorrect, and that the dressings actually had a higher fat content than was stated on the labels. Galeos denies these claims and contends that the fat content of its labels was accurate and remains accurate.

Who's Included? You are included if you purchased Galeos Salad Dressings, for personal use and not for resale, during the period November 29, 2006 to May 3,2011 (the "Class Period").

What Can You Get? If you purchased Galeos Products during the Class Period and have proof(s) of purchase, you may obtain a full refund for your purchases. If you do not have proof(s) of purchase, you may be entitled to the retail value of up to three (3) bottles of Galeos products.

How to Participate? If you wish to receive a refund of Galeos products you purchased, you must visit http://galeoscafe.com and submit a complete and accurate refund request. To do so, click on the Lawsuit Settlement link at the top of the homepage. The Lawsuit Settlement webpage contains instructions for submitting your electronic request. The deadline to submit a refund or replacement request is December 31, 2011.

Your Other Rights? If you do nothing, your rights will be affected. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must take action to exclude yourself from the Settlement. The deadline to exclude yourself is December 31, 2011. If you do not exclude yourself, you will not be able to sue Galeos for any claim relating in any way to the lawsuits. If you participate in the Settlement, you may formally object to it by October 26, 2011. A hearing will be held before the Honorable James V. Selna in Courtroom 10C, of the above-mentioned Court, located at 411 W. 4th Street, Santa Ana, California 92701, at 1:30 p.m., on July 25, 2011, to determine whether the proposed settlement should be approved by the Court and whether a proposed plan of refunds and replacement products should be approved as fair, adequate, and reasonable. You can appear at the hearing, but you don't have to. You can hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.

Additional inquiries may be made to Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel:

PARIS ACKERMAN & SCHMIERER
Attention: David S. Paris, Esq.
101 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
Telephone: (973) 228-6667
Fax: (973) 629-1246

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