Claim Up To $8.75 Per Purchase Bertolli Olive Oil Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

The Bertolli Olive Oil Class Action Settlement includes “all persons who, between: (i) May 23, 2010 and April 16, 2018, purchased, in the United States, any of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Products except for resale and/or (ii) between May 23, 2010 and December 31, 2015, purchased, in the United States, any of the Other Olive Oil Products.”

The products include:

  • Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil: May 23, 2010 and April 16, 2018.
  • Bertolli Extra Light Olive Oil: May 23, 2010 and December 31, 2015.
  • Bertolli Classico Olive Oil: May 23, 2010 and December 31, 2015.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $7,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $8.75 per product purchases

If you timely file a valid claim form, you can receive a cash refund per product purchased depending on the product purchased. The amounts that you can receive are as follows:

Product Purchase Date Minimum Payment per Product Purchased (subject to pro-rata reduction if large number of claims are received) Maximum Payment per Product Purchased (if small number of claims received)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 23, 2010 through December 31, 2015

$1.75

$8.75

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

January 1, 2016 through April 16, 2018

$0.75

$3.75

Classico or Extra Light Olive Oil

May 23, 2010 through December 31, 2015

$1.50

$7.50

 

Your household can make a claim for only up to five product purchases and will receive a maximum combined recovery of $25 for all claimed purchases, unless you submit proof of purchase. There is no limit on the total recovery for items for which you submit proof of purchase. “Proof of purchase” means itemized retail sales receipts showing, at a minimum, the name of the product, and the date, place and amount of purchase. “Household” means one or more persons living at the same address.


Proof of Purchase

  • If you wish to receive more than $25 per household, you will need to submit proof of purchase such as an itemized sales receipt that shows the product name, the date, and amount of purchase.

Claim Form

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Bertolli Olive Oil Settlement Notes

  • Koller v. Deoleo USA Inc.
  • Case No. 3:14-cv-02400-RS
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In May 2015, plaintiff Scott Koller initiated this class action lawsuit alleging that Deoleo USA Inc. marketed and sold its Bertolli brand of of olive oil with the representation “Imported from Italy,” although most of the oil was extracted in countries other than Italy, from olives grown in those countries. The lawsuit also alleges that a subset of the Bertolli olive oil products were marketed and sold with the representation “Extra Virgin” although the company’s procurement, bottling, and distribution practices did not adequately ensure that the oil would meet the “extra virgin” standard.

Deoleo contends that its labeling of Bertolli olive oil products are accurate, not misleading, and in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Deoleo further contends that at all times it identified all countries of origin of the olive oil on the label of the bottles. It also contends that its Extra Virgin Olive Oil met or exceeded extra virgin standards when bottled and sold. However, under the terms of the Bertolli Olive Oil settlement, the company has agreed in the future not to use the phrases “Imported from Italy,” “Made in Italy,” “Product of Italy,” or a phrase suggesting that olive oil in a bottle originates exclusively from olives grown in Italy on the labeling of any olive oil product sold in the United States, for at least three years.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Bertolli Olive Oil Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or opt-out of the settlement must do so by July 12, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim will most likely need to do so by September 9, 2018; however, the actual deadline to submit a claim form will not be finalized until the August 8, 2018 final approval hearing.


Important Dates

  • 9/8/18: Claim Form Deadline (Estimated: The official Claim Form Deadline will be updated to 30 days after the settlement is granted final approval).
  • 7/12/18 Exclusion or Objection Deadline
  • 8/9/18: Final approval hearing at 1:30 pm PT (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.OliveOilSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Koller v. Deoleo Settlement, Claim Administrator, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-855-732-9315
  • Email: info@OliveOilSettlement.com

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