WILL I GET A PAYMENT?
If you are a Champaign Non-Arbitration DC Settlement Class Member and did not previously opt out of the Settlement Class, you were given the opportunity to file a proof of claim form to receive your share of money from the Settlement with Supervalu. The amount of your payment was determined by the Plan of Distribution. The deadline to file a proof of claim, December 1, 2017, has now passed.
On September 29, 2017, Plaintiff's counsel filed a motion to approve a plan of distribution of the Champaign Non-Arbitration DC settlement and for reimbursement of certain expenses. On November 16, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the settlement and approved the plan of distribution and reimbursement of expenses. See Important Documents.
Claim forms were mailed individually to each member of the Champaign Non-Arbitration DC on October 2, 2017, with instructions on how to complete and return the claim form and how to object, if they choose, to the plan of distribution.
As the Settlement Agreement indicated, a pro rata distribution of the settlement was allocated based on each claimant’s total purchases from the Champaign DC during the Class Period.
Payments to qualifying class members who submitted a timely proof of claim were made in the Spring of 2018. See Order Granting Motion for Distribution of Net Settlement Fund in Important Documents.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
THE COURT’S FAIRNESS HEARING
HAS THE COURT DECIDED WHETHER TO APPROVE THE SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF A PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION AND PARTIAL REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES?
Yes. The Court held a Final Fairness Hearing November 15, 2017, on the proposed Settlement, at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, United States Courthouse, Courtroom 13W, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415. The Court also considered the Motion for Approval of a Plan of Distribution and Partial Reimbursement of Expenses at that time. The Court held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Distribution of Net Settlement Funds on February 7, 2018. The Court issued an order the same day granting the motion and approving the distribution of the net settlement funds as proposed. Please visit the Important Documents page.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION AND STAY UP TO DATE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE?
This section summarizes the settlement. More details are available in the Settlement Agreement. Please visit the Important Documents page, where you will find several informative documents, including complete copies of the Settlement Agreement, the Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order certifying the classes, Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint, and Defendants’ Answers to Plaintiffs’ Complaint. You should check the website regularly for updates on the case. Also, copies of select judicial decisions, scheduling orders, counsel and other certain information about this case are available online at http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/MDL-Wholesale/.
You may also speak to Class Counsel using the contact information above, or you may contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-844-702-7322, or in writing at:
Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 6878
Broomfield, CO 80021.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT.