If you shop at Trader Joe's, you may have gotten a letter in the mail. It's not junk mail! The letter says you could be able to file a claim in a class action lawsuit. So pay attention!
In the case of Larsen et al. v. Trader Joe's Company, Civil Action No. 3:11-cv-05188-WHO, the plaintiffs claim Trader Joe's mislabeled several products as "All Natural" or "100-percent natural." The list of food items includes the following:
- Joe‐Joe's Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies;
- Joe‐Joe's Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies;
- Trader Joe's Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls;
- Trader Joe's Buttermilk Biscuits;
- Trader Giotto's 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese;
- Trader Joe's Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
While Trader Joe's denies doing anything wrong, they've settled for $3.375 million.
If you've shopped at Trader Joe's and bought any of the impacted products between October 24, 2007 and February 6, 2014, you could be eligible for some money back! It's not much -- between $2.70 - $3.99 -- depending on the product. If you're going to claim more than 10 purchases, you'll need proof of purchase. But if you're claiming fewer than 10 products, you just have to fill out the claim form.