Hesse, et al. v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Case No. 1:19-cv-00927-AJN

Important Update Regarding Status of Payments: Due to the seasonal nature of Godiva’s business, there has been a delay in funding by Godiva, and therefore payments to Class Members did not go out on September 13, 2022, as originally scheduled. The Court has been informed of the situation (see letter dated September 19, 2022 in the Documents section), and a revised schedule regarding payments will be will be submitted to the Court shortly. Thank you for your patience. Please continue to check back for updates regarding the status of your settlement payment.  


If You Purchased Godiva Chocolate Products, 
You May Be Eligible to Receive $25.00 from this Settlement.


• A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. Purchasers of Godiva Chocolate Products sued Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. (“Godiva”), alleging violations of various laws based on representations that the Godiva Chocolate Products are made in Belgium when Plaintiffs claim they are not. Godiva denies the allegations in the lawsuit. The Court has not decided that Godiva did anything wrong. The Parties agreed to the Settlement to resolve the lawsuit. For more information regarding the case, a copy of the Settlement Agreement can be found on the Documents section of this website.

The Notice explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them. Judge Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is overseeing the Settlement.

• You are eligible to participate in this Settlement if you purchased any Godiva Chocolate Product from January 31, 2015 through October 26, 2021. To receive payment under the Settlement, you must submit a timely and valid Claim Form. Settlement Class Members who do not exclude themselves from the Settlement will be bound by the Settlement even if they do not submit Claim Forms.  

• For Settlement Class Members who submit a timely and valid Claim Form with Proof of Purchase, Godiva will pay up to $25, depending on the number of Godiva Chocolate Products purchased.

• For Settlement Class Members who submit a timely and valid Claim Form without Proof of Purchase, Godiva will pay up to $15, depending on the number of Godiva Chocolate Products purchased.  

        

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT

CLAIM FORM BY 

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

This is the only way to receive a monetary payment from the Settlement.  By remaining in the Settlement, whether or not you submit a Claim Form, you will give up any rights to sue Godiva separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Claim Forms are available under the Documents section of this website or by calling 1-833-765-2229. Details regarding the claims process can be found in questions 4 and 7 in the FAQ section.


  DO
  NOTHING

By doing nothing, you will not receive any monetary payment, but you will also give up any rights to sue Godiva separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. 

EXCLUDE

YOURSELF FROM

THE CLASS BY

MARCH 7, 2022

If you request to be excluded from the Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the monetary payment, but you will keep your right to sue Godiva about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. Requests for Exclusion must be submitted by March 7, 2022. Details regarding excluding yourself from the Settlement can be found in questions 9 and 11 in the FAQ section. 

OBJECT BY

MARCH 7, 2022

You may write to the Court to object to the proposed Settlement. You must remain in the Settlement (i.e., not exclude yourself) in order to object to the Settlement. Objections must be submitted to the Court by March 7, 2022. Details regarding objecting to the Settlement can be found in questions 10 and 11 in the FAQ  section.

ATTENDING THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING ON MARCH 28, 2022 AT 10:00 A.M.

You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement at the Final Approval Hearing. Written notice of your intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing in the lawsuit must be filed with your Objection and submitted to the Court by March 7, 2022. You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney at your own expense if you so desire. Details regarding the Final Approval Hearing can be found in questions 10, 11, and 15 in the FAQ  section.



This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administrator, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

Call
1-833-765-2229
Mail
Hesse, et al. v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391

Submit Claim

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Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Deficiency Cure

Deficiency Cure

Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline

    Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Your completed Claim Form must be postmarked, if returned by mail, on or before Wednesday, February 23, 2022, or, if submitted online, no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, March 7, 2022
    Objections must be postmarked or submitted to the Court by March 7, 2022.
  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, March 7, 2022
    Requests for Exclusion must be submitted or postmarked by March 7, 2022.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Monday, March 28, 2022
    Written notice of your intent to appear at the final approval hearing in the lawsuit must be filed with your Objection and submitted to the Court by March 7, 2022.

Important Documents

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