If you bought at least one of several Enfamil formula products over the past several years, you may be able to get some money back thanks to a recent class action settlement.
The now-resolved lawsuit accused Mead Johnson & Company, LLC (the maker of Enfamil-brand products) of false advertising, claiming that the company deceptively marketed and labeled certain Enfamil formulas as being able to make more bottles than they actually could.
As part of the settlement, Mead Johnson will make “lasting changes” to the way it labels the Enfamil products named in the lawsuit – and this is all on top of the maximum of $8.4 million available to those who file valid claims.
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Keep reading for more information on which products are covered, what benefits the settlement provides and how to file your claim.
Who can file a claim for the Enfamil settlement?
You may be able to get some money back if you live in the United States and you purchased any of the specified Enfamil products (for personal use only) between January 1, 2017 and June 23, 2022.
You can find a full list of affected products here.
You may have seen a court-authorized notice detailing the settlement, but it doesn’t include any exclusive information you’ll need to file a claim. All the necessary information is included over on the settlement website – and you can find that website right here: www.mjcservingsettlement.com.
How much can I get from the settlement?
The amount you’ll be able to claim from the settlement depends on a couple of things – namely, how many units of the affected products you bought during the applicable timeframe and whether you have valid proof of those purchases.
Without proof of purchase, you can get up to $3 per unit, up to a maximum of $15. If you do have valid proof of your purchase(s), you can also file a claim for up to $3 per unit, but up to a maximum of $45.
It’s worth noting that you can only submit one claim per household.
How do I file a claim?
You can file your claim over on the official settlement website – and you can get started by clicking here.
Before you can complete your claim form, you’ll be asked for your class member ID. If you don’t have one yet, you can register for yours with the settlement administrator here.
The deadline for filing a claim is 11:59 p.m. (CT) on October 31, 2022, so be sure to get yours in before then. Otherwise, you won’t receive any money from the settlement.
When will I receive my payment?
While we don’t have a specific timeline to reference for when compensation will be sent out, we can expect that once the claim deadline (October 31) has passed, it will still take some time to get all the claims validated.
Barring any other delays (such as appeals), payments should be sent out relatively shortly after that. You can always reach out to the settlement administrator and ask about the status of your claim. You can find their contact information on the settlement site and down below.
Where can I find more information?
Any questions about the settlement or individual claims should be directed to the settlement administrator approved by the court, Kroll Settlement Administration LLC.
You can reach out via the contact form on the settlement site or the email address or telephone number set up for the settlement:
What was the lawsuit about?
The initial lawsuit claimed that Mead Johnson & Company made false, misleading and deceptive label representations – namely, that the covered Enfamil products could make a specified number of bottles of liquid formula. The plaintiffs in the case argued that the products couldn’t feasibly make the represented number of bottles when following the package instructions and that they wouldn’t have bought the formula had they known the truth.
Mead Johnson denies these allegations but has agreed to settle the case to “avoid further litigation and distraction of resources from its business.”
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