Maxin v. RHG & Co dba Vital Nutrients Settlement Website

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I file a claim?
  2. What will happen if I file a valid claim?
  3. What kind of proof do I have to submit with my claim?
  4. How can I update my address?
  5. How can I get more information?
  6. Who is a class member?
  7. How can I exclude myself?
  8. How can I object to the Settlement?
  9. When and where is the Fairness Hearing?
  1. How can I file a claim?

    You can submit a Claim Form postmarked no later than November 27, 2017 to be eligible to participate in the Settlement. Claim Forms postmarked after November 27, 2017 will not be considered. To obtain a Claim Form, you may go to www.RHGsettlement.com. Once completed, mail the claim form and any proof of purchase to:

     

    RHG Co., Inc. Class Action

    c/o KCC Class Action Services

    P.O. Box 43034

    Providence, RI 02940-3034

     

    Claims Forms and any proof of purchase can also be submitted online at www.RHGsettlement.com. Approved claims will be honored after the “Final Approval Date,” as defined in the Settlement Agreement.

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  2. What will happen if I file a valid claim?

    Class Members who submit a valid claim without adequate proof of purchase shall receive $6.00 per product, up to a maximum of five (5) products per person. Class Members who have proof of having purchased more than five (5) products and submit a valid claim accompanied by adequate proof of purchase shall receive $6.00 per product, up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) products per person. Adequate proof of purchase means a cash register receipt or similar documentation identifying the purchased product and date of purchase. This cash reward is available for Class Members who do not opt out and who return a valid claim form. If the amount available in the Net Settlement Fund is less than the total amount of valid claims submitted, then the amount to each Class Member shall be reduced pro rata so that the Gross Settlement Fund payments shall not exceed $900,000.

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  3. What kind of proof do I have to submit with my claim?

    Adequate proof of purchase means a cash register receipt or similar documentation identifying the purchased product and date of purchase. This cash reward is available for Class Members who do not opt out and who return a valid claim form.

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  4. How can I update my address?

    To update your address, please write to the administrator at the following address.

     

    RHG Co., Inc. Class Action

    c/o KCC Class Action Services

    P.O. Box 43034

    Providence, RI 02940-3034

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  5. How can I get more information?

    To get more information, please review the Notice and the Settlement Agreement posted on this website. Please do not contact the court with any questions.

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  6. Who is a class member?

    A “Class Member” is any Person who purchased any Vital Nutrients’ product in the United States between August 1, 2012 to February 27, 2017, that contained an unqualified “Made in USA” label or were otherwise represented as being “Made in USA,” excluding: (1) RHG & Co., Inc., its officers, directors, employees, and their immediate family members, and (2) any judicial officer hearing this litigation, as well as their immediate family members and employees.

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  7. How can I exclude myself?

    If you wish to be excluded from the Class, you must mail a letter so that it is postmarked no later than May 30, 2017 to the following address:

     

    RHG Co., Inc. Class Action

    c/o KCC Class Action Services

    P.O. Box 43034

    Providence, RI 02940-3034

     

    The letter must state your name, address, and include the following signed statement: “I/We hereby request to be excluded from the proposed Settlement Class in Maxin v. RHG & Co., Inc.” If you exclude yourself from the Class, you will not be entitled to share in any cash award that the Class may obtain, but you will be able to file a separate claim against Defendant based on the practices alleged in this action.

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  8. How can I object to the Settlement?

    If you do not request exclusion, you may still object to the proposed Settlement. To be considered, a written objection must be filed with the Court and mailed to the counsel below no later than May 30, 2017 at the following addresses:

     

    United States District Court, Southern District of California

     

    Hon. Janis L. Sammartino,

    Courtroom 4A (4th Floor – Schwartz)

    Suite 4135

    221 West Broadway

    San Diego, CA 92101

     

    Counsel for the Class

    Abbas Kazerounian

    Matthew M. Loker

    KAZEROUNI LAW GROUP, APC

    245 Fischer Avenue, Unit D1

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

     

    Counsel for the Class

    Joshua B. Swigart

    HYDE & SWIGART

    2221 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 101

    San Diego, CA 92108            

     

    Counsel for Defendant

    Lee S. Brenner

    KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP

    10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 23rd Floor

    Los Angeles, CA 90067

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  9. When and where is the Fairness Hearing?

    The Settlement has already been preliminarily approved by the Court. The Court will hold a final Fairness Hearing to consider: (a) whether the tentative Settlement summarized above is fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the Class, (b) whether Plaintiff and her attorneys have fully, fairly and adequately represented the Class in this action and in negotiating the Settlement, and (c) whether to award attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel and whether to award class representative enhancement fee to Plaintiff. The Fairness Hearing and motion hearing is presently scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 4A of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Edward J. Schwartz Courthouse, 221 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. The time and date of the approval may be changed by the Court without further notice to the Class.

    Any party, including a Class Member, who wishes to file an objection and/or oppose the Settlement and/or Plaintiff’s motion for fees are instructed to do so in writing, as described above.

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