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Award (how much your claim may be worth): Up to $100 with proof of purchase, $30 without proof of purchase if you send in a paper claim form or $15 if you file an online claim.

 

Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s): James Gemelas, et al. v. The Dannon Company, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:08-cv-00236, United States District Court for the Norther District of Ohio

 

Company(ies): The Dannon Company, Inc.  Dannon Logo

 

Website Link to access the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and get YOUR Stake (GO HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CLAIM ONLINE): Settlement Administrator Website

 

Address of Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator to submit a claim form (NOT REQUIRED):

 

Dannon Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o The Garden City Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 9320

Dublin, OH 43017-4220

 

Phone Number to call for assistance: 1-888-418-6122

 

Details: The Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement claimed that Dannon falsely advertised the health benefits of its Activia® and DanActive® branded products. Dannon Activia Yogurt was sold nationwide beginning in February 2006. Dannon’s DanActive drink was sold nationwide beginning in January 2007. So what can you claim? You can claim up to $100 with proof of purchase, $30 without proof of purchase if you send in a paper claim form or $15 if you file an online claim form. The claim process is relatively straight forward. We’ll just detail the online claim form as it’s expected that 90% or more of claims will be made online. Please note, the max you’ll receive doing this is $15. The claim process is the same for those looking for more, they’ll just want to send in a paper claim form (also available at the Settlement Administrator Website) and send it in (including proof of purchase if attempting to claim more than $30.)

 

Head over to the Dannon Activia Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator Website and click on “Claim Form.” Follow the prompts and you’ll soon be filling out the Online Claim Form. On the claim form you must include all of your contact information. Make sure it’s accurate! You’ll also have to fill in the products purchased, date of purchase, and price paid per product. Per the Settlement Administrator Website, the average prices of Dannon Activia and DanActive products are below:

Activia 4pk $2.39
Activia 8pk $4.77
Activia 12pk $6.82
Activia Fiber $2.39
Activia Light 4pk $2.41
Activia Light 8pk $4.73
Activia Light 12pk $6.81
Activia Drinks $3.50
Activia Quarts $2.87
Activia Light Quarts $2.77
DanActive 4pk $2.36
DanActive Light 4pk $2.45
DanActive 8pk $4.81
DanActive Light 8pk $4.81

 

After you have submitted the information you will have the opportunity to upload scanned copies of your receipts showing you purchased Dannon Activa or DanActive yogurt products. Remember, if you are claiming up to $15 worth of purchases you will not be required to submit paperwork showing a proof of purchase. You can just click on Continue from the Upload screen. Next you’ll have to enter your name to act as a digital signature. That’s it! You’re done! Kick back, hope the Dannon Activa Class Action Lawsuit Settlement doesn’t get challenged and wait for your $15 check.

 

If you are claiming up to $30 you need to print out a paper claim form, sign it, and send it in. If you are claiming up to $100 in Dannon Activia or DanActive purchases you must print out the paper claim form, fill it out completely, include receipts or other proof of purchase, and send it in. Now head over to the Dannon Activia Class Action Settlement Administrator Website and submit your claim! Good luck!

Purchased From: Anytime until 4/23/2010

Claims Accepted Until (YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR CLAIM BY THIS DATE!): 10/1/2010

 

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Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Amount(s): $35,000,000 = $24,494,000 (cash to be distributed to the class) + $500,000 (Settlement Expenses – Estimate) + $5,000 (Lead/Named Plaintiff who was deposed) + $1,000 (if not deposed) or $7,500 (if deposed) per Lead/Named Plaintiff + $10,000,000 Attorney Fees/Expenses

 

Settlement Administrator(s): Garden City Group, Inc.

 

Plaintiff Counsel:

 

Timothy G. Blood
Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP

 

John R. Climaco
The Climaco Law Firm

 

Jayne A. Goldstein
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLP

 

Jonathan M. Stein
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP

 

Frank Piscitelli
Frank Piscitelli Co., LPA

 

Defense Counsel:

 

Angel Garganta
Beth H. Parker
Arnold & Porter

 

TCA Staff Tidbit: Dannon Activia YogurtWho doesn’t love Yogurt? It’s good, and good for you! No one is disputing that fact. In this class action the dispute seems to arise from claims that Dannon Activia yogurt and DanActive yogurt are “clinically proven” to help your digestive system. While some of the ingredients in Dannon Activia and DanActive yogurts are show to have a posivite effect on the immune system we weren’t able to find any independent clinical studies which show that the Dannon product itself has this effect.

 

DanActive Yogurt DrinkThat’s why these types of class action lawsuits are getting settled. Unless you have performed an independent, heavily verified, clinical study it’s typically unlawful to claim that your product helps your body in a specific way. In addition, if you are going to make these claims, often times they need to be approved by the FDA. While the claims may help sales they tend to mislead the consumer buying the product. Now, lets get serious, a $35,000,000 class action settlement to Dannon is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to Activia sales and won’t hurt them much (though it sure will get the point accross!) If you purchase Activia yogurt, make sure to submit your claim! Don’t miss out, especially since online claims are accepted! Head over to the Dannon Activia Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator Website now.

 

 

 

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31 Comments

  • Anonymous September 29, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    It does taste good.

  • Anonymous September 30, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Interesting, I’ve been hearing this very thing for years about Activia, that’s why I never wasted my money on anything other than regular yogurt. ; )

  • Anonymous September 30, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I thought it tasted good, but I was hoping that the claims were true… unfortunately, for me, they weren’t. I REALLY could have been alot happier if it were true.

  • Anonymous September 30, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Ridiculous law suits like this raise the price
    of products for all consumers. So while you
    may profit a small amount, you cause the price
    of food to continue to skyrocket.

  • Anonymous October 1, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I have been eating this yogurt for days not and all I hav e recieved is a upset stomach. I thought that it will make me regular but I guess not.

  • Anonymous October 4, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I have tried, with no results, still had to use other methods to achieve regular movements. And it actually had the opposite affect.:-(

  • Anonymous October 4, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Activia does help regulate your digestive system. It’s the other copycat companies that have not done any trials and that are jumping on the probiotics ship that should be stopped. Dannon’s the target because they are the biggest player. Activia has 30 yrs of research, 30+ clinical studies, yet other competitors are launching probiotic yogurt with no research and their probiotics haven’t even been proven not to counteract each other’s effects! BTW, Regularis is the trademarked name of the probiotic…of course it’s not meant to pretend to be scientific (if you don’t name it, others will copy it so you have no choice). The truth is that a lot of people are enjoying better digestive health because of Activia, whether or not the extent of that benefit differs from person to person or not.

  • Anonymous October 4, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    One more thing…not many people know this, but the FDA/health authorities are also behind on understanding the scope of the probiotic arena. Since it’s a new trend, they also have to ‘catch up’ to define what is acceptable and what can/can’t be said on television or claimed in general. When you are leading a trend, you will always have resistance and some people that don’t believe you are meeting certain criteria. In any case, whether or not Activia meets the standards needed to charge a premium which i believe it does (plus it tastes great), the light should really be shining on the copycats (Yoplait among others) that are jumping into this probiotic craze blindly and don’t have the research or scientific proof to back up ANY of their claims. I’d still rather pay 50 cents more for a yogurt with healthy bacteria, than a cheap yogurt that’s 90% filler and doesn’t taste half as good.

  • Anonymous October 8, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    i was severly sickk and will not eat any form of yogout

  • Anonymous October 10, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Ive tried the yogurt to help ease a medical problem i have in my digestive system and after 4 days i do dare report that the every day bloating I’ve had has eased up. Dannon i dont want your money just keep up the good job you do ! i enjoy your product and have passed it on to others in my area. thank you

  • Anonymous October 13, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I tried to because of the problems I have with my digestive system. The advertisement supported that it is very good for it. so I tried it and had more problems with my tummy than before.:’(

  • Anonymous October 14, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    it is sad

  • Anonymous October 27, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    If you have problems with your gut eating this should help. It may get worse before it gets better but the bacteria contained in it creates a cleansing of the digestive system hence more symptoms. It can also boost your immune system. Do some study!! I think lawsuits like this are ruining our system and padding the pockets of lawyers.

  • Anonymous October 30, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I’ve noticed that this yogurt goes bad before the best before date :

  • Anonymous November 9, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I have been eating it for years and finally stopped because I seen no change:’(

  • Anonymous November 20, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I tried this yogurt for a month and it made me impotent. I could not get it up anymore thanks to dannon.

  • Anonymous November 24, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    My husband has an upset stomach on occasion. I purchased Activia the other day and gave him a cup yesterday. He fell on the floor, was vomiting and his stomach pain was so severe I thought I had to take him to the hospital. I am bringing this garbage back to Walmart. I called Activia today. They stated that the “labeling” will soon change. Are you kidding me? You have the balls to leave the old products still on the shelf knowong this? I honestly Googled Activia last night and couldn’t believe the overwhelming bad resonses about this yogurt. Stomach pain ect. Where is the FDA in all of this? Lawsuit…sign me up.

  • Anonymous December 4, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I consumed Activia the other day and right after I felt sick to my stomach with vomiting and diarrhea these symptoms lasted three day until I went to my Doctor and was treated. My Doctor mention that I’m not the only person he has seen with these symptoms after consuming Activia.

  • Anonymous December 31, 2009

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    any idea WHEN this will be happening?

  • Anonymous January 13, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    i like it but i do not like being lied to.

  • Anonymous January 16, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I think there are too many people in this world that are anxious to sue a large company/individual over anything they can think of. Fraud, sexual harassment, etc etc……
    Dannon did make a big mistake in this circumstance and does need to take responsibilty. It seems as though when one act can be proven everyone gets over zealous and starts imagining things and saying stupid things like ” This yogurt even goes bad before the expiration date.” Really people? Don’t you have cable TV in that single wide trailer of yours to keep you entertained?
    Stupid people make the original and legitamate complaint look fraudualent and equally insane. Dannon is sued by all kinds of whacko’s for a million different reasons and for millions of dollars. I find it interesting how the ignorant seem to be the most determined whenever money is a motive.

  • Anonymous February 1, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    when r they going to put the administrator info

  • Anonymous February 10, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Found this info. interesting. I bought Dannon weekly beleiving the hipe and when drinkable were out there, I thought Wow! convenience and eating something good for me. So on my weekly shopping added the drinkables to my list. Since then I have purchase a juicing system and I Love it. My new motto ” live food for my live body”.

  • Anonymous February 18, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Doctor put me on Activia for my problems. Have had great success with this product. Don’t have to take Metamucil anymore. Just wish I could get the Activia with cereal in it again. Can’t find it anywhere, it was so good. Love Activia.

  • Anonymous March 2, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Another suspect product embraced by the mindless masses. Just take two Airborne and insert a cork wherever it seems appropropriate.

  • Anonymous March 27, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I, too, agree with what Nutritionist07 and NotWhoUTHINK stated. I feel people today do not want to be accountable. They want someone to blame. If a product does not agree with you, then don’t take it. I tried Dannon Activia and it worked for me also tasted good, but some of my friends say it didn’t work for them.
    I am getting tired of these frivilous lawsuits. The only ones winning here are the lawyers. The prices then skyrocket. We, as a country, are hurting ourselves. Now I’m not saying that there shouldn’t be lawsuits, but most of what I read should have never made it to court.
    No two bodies are the same. What works for one may not work for another. My mother had taken Baycol. When we realized what was going on with her, we told her not to take it and contacted her doctor. Her friend was on it and it worked for her.
    I know some may agree with me, and some may not. That’s your right.
    I just wished people would be more responsible.

  • Anonymous April 16, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I also bought and ate this stuff for a month or more with no positive results. Unfortunately, I don’t remember how much I paid or how many servings I bought. So no $ return for me.

  • Anonymous September 1, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Diana, when the company stops making the claims and pays $35 million back to customers, as here, the case isn’t frivolous, at least legally. The fact that you may not like lawsuits, or may think corporations should be able to advertise unproven or knowingly false health claims to make more money, is something else.

  • Anonymous September 3, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I agree with Diana and NOTWHOUTHINK… I’m allergic to milk. Does that mean that Activia is good for me? No. These people who are getting sick, it’s probably not the Activia, it’s probably the milk. They are probably allergic and don’t even know it. And if it’s making you sick…STOP EATING IT!!! People are getting way too sue happy and I agree with Diana… there are way too many who are playing the blame game and can’t take personal responsibility. So if you take something else and you get sick, will you sue them too? I mean c’mon, this is just getting ridiculous. We are hurting our country and I think that a lot of people sit around and wait to see who they can sue next. And what is this lawsuit about anyway? So you got lied to? So what? I’d like to meet one person who is involved with this lawsuit who hasn’t lied at one time or another in their own life. Those people who have never lied at all should be the ones involved in this lawsuit. Just saying. :

  • Anonymous September 3, 2010

    Dannon Activia Yogurt Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    I agree with Diana and NOTWHOUTHINK… I’m allergic to milk. Does that mean that Activia is good for me? No. These people who are getting sick, it’s probably not the Activia, it’s probably the milk. They are probably allergic and don’t even know it. And if it’s making you sick…STOP EATING IT!!! People are getting way too sue happy and I agree with Diana… there are way too many who are playing the blame game and can’t take personal responsibility. So if you take something else and you get sick, will you sue them too? I mean c’mon, this is just getting ridiculous. We are hurting our country and I think that a lot of people sit around and wait to see who they can sue next. And what is this lawsuit about anyway? So you got lied to? So what? I’d like to meet one person who is involved with this lawsuit who hasn’t lied at one time or another in their own life. Those people who have never lied at all should be the ones involved in this lawsuit. Just saying. :

  • Anonymous January 9, 2012

    I believe Activia works ..yes it has aspartame which will give you an upset stomach or headache ..but the benefits of the yogurt itself are good ..i had stomach issues and it has really helped me with having just 2 a day…
    Somebody is always ready to sue..just like medications some work for some people and some people they dont ..you have to know your own body..

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