Who is a Class Member
Class members of the Safeway Grocery Home Delivery Overcharge Settlement include all consumers registered for and received one or more orders for grocery home delivery prior to November 15, 2011 through Safeway.com, Vons.com, or Genuardis.com and were subject to a price markup.
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
The amount of your payment will be the amount of markup you were charged by Safeway, according to Safeway’s records. Class notices were sent to eligible class members.
Proof of Purchase
Safeway Grocery Home Delivery Overcharge Settlement Settlement Notes
- Rodman v. Safeway, Inc.
- Case No. 11:3003
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
In June 2011, Plaintiff Michael Rodman initiated this class action lawsuit alleging that Safeway, Vons, and Genuardis (Safeway) overcharged consumers for certain groceries ordered for home delivery. Specifically, Rodman claimed that Safeway marked up online delivery items about 10 percent more than the in-store price for the same item.
According to the settlement website (www.SafewayGroceryDeliveryClassAction.com), in November 2015, the court entered a judgment against Safeway in favor of the consumers but Safeway appealed the judgement. Finally, in August 2017, the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court upheld the judgment and Safeway must pay $42 million for overcharging customers, plus pre and post judgment interest.
Attorneys for the consumers intend to request that the Court award 35 percent of the judgment for counsel fees and expenses for their six years of work on this case as well as a $10,000 service award to Rodman for his efforts. Assuming these requests are approved by the Court, the remaining amount will be distributed to class members via mailed check and will be, on average, about 89 percent of the markup charged.
It is important to note that this lawsuit only affects customers who registered before November 15, 2011 and placed orders for Safeway grocery home delivery from April 2010 through December 21, 2014. Any markups which Safeway applied or continues to apply to any grocery home delivery after December 21, 2014 are not included in this lawsuit.
Class members do not need to do anything in order to receive a check, but they should confirm their mailing address listed on their notice is correct. Class members who wish to object to the terms of the Safeway Grocery Home Delivery Overcharge Settlement must do so by March 2, 2018.
- N/A: Claim Form Deadline (Checks will be automatically mailed after the Fairness Hearing to eligible Class Members)
- 3/2/18: Objection Deadline
- 3/29/18: Fairness Hearing, 2:00 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.SafewayGroceryDeliveryClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Safeway Judgement Administrator, c/o Angeion Group, 1801 Market Street, Ste 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Email: SafewayJudgment@AdministratorClassAction.com
- Steven A. Schwartz and Timothy N. Mathews of Chimicles & Tikellis LLP
- James C. Shah of Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP