A $4 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats branded cereals.
The following statement is being issued by Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP regarding the settlement:
“Consumers alleged in the lawsuit that Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats cereal was falsely advertised to improve kids’ attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions to a degree not supported by competent clinical evidence. Kellogg stands by its advertising and denies it did anything wrong. The settlement was the result of a compromise.
“If approved by the court, the settlement will result in cash refunds for up to three boxes of cereal purchased during the time of the alleged false advertising.
“To be eligible for a refund, purchasers must submit a valid claim. Claims can be submitted online at www.CerealSettlement.com. For further information, visit www.bholaw.com, or call 888-561-9184. The actual amount claimants will receive will depend on the number of valid claims submitted.”
“This settlement represents an excellent recovery for consumers,” said Timothy Blood of Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP, one of the lawyers representing consumers. “If you bought Mini-Wheats between Jan. 28, 2008, and Oct. 1, 2009, you should submit a claim.”