Belfiore v Procter & Gamble Co.

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Case No. 2:14-cv-04090-PKC-RML


UPDATE: The July 23, 2020 Final Approval Hearing will be held telephonically. The parties should call the following conference number: (888) 684-8852, and use access code: 7245547



Attention Purchasers of Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes 
Between May 23, 2011 and March 6, 2020 
This Website may affect your rights.  Please read it carefully.
A court authorized this Website. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

  • This class action settlement will resolve a lawsuit against The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) involving Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes. The lawsuit contends that these wipes were inappropriately marketed as “flushable,” “septic safe,” and “safe for sewer and septic systems.” The lawsuit seeks a court order to stop the practices and  refund  customers a portion of the purchase price. P&G denies these allegations and maintains that the wipes perform as advertised.
  • In connection with this Settlement, P&G agreed to make changes to the labeling of the wipes. In addition, P&G will provide Class Members a partial cash refund of (i) seventy cents ($0.70) per package purchased, up to $6.30 per Household without Proof of Purchase; or (ii) one dollar and twenty cents ($1.20) for the first package with Proof of Purchase (and $1.00 for any additional packages with Proof of Purchase), up to $50.20 per Household with Proof of Purchase.
  • The lawyers who brought the lawsuit will ask the Court for up to $3,200,000 to be paid to them by P&G as fees and expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the Settlement. They will additionally ask for $10,000 for the Plaintiff, Anthony Belfiore (“Plaintiff”), who initially brought this lawsuit. This will be requested as Class Representative Payment, to compensate the Plaintiff for taking on the risks of pursuing this litigation and for agreeing to a broader release of claims than other Settlement Class Members.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act. Read this Website carefully.
  • This Website summarizes the proposed settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement available on this Website or contact the Claim Administrator by calling 1-833-930-2423 or writing to Belfiore v. P&G, PO Box 34880, Philadelphia, PA, 19101-4880, or contact Class Counsel at Wolf Popper LLP, 845 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.


YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
DEADLINE

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
The only way to receive payment, i.e., partial refunds for your purchases.
Received by August 26, 2020
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
Get out of the lawsuits and the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever bring or join another lawsuit against P&G that raises the same legal claims released by this Settlement. You will receive no payment.
Received by June 25, 2020
OBJECT OR  COMMENT        
Write to the Court about why you do or don’t like the Settlement, the amount of attorneys’ fees, or the payments to the Plaintiff. You may also submit a Claim Form if you object.
Received by June 25, 2020
GO TO A HEARING                                              
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, the amount of attorney’s fees, or the payments to the Plaintiff.  You may also submit a Claim Form if you go to the hearing.
July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.                                   
DO              NOTHING  
You will receive no payment and have no right to sue later for the claims released by the Settlement.

  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Website.
  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
Final Approval Hearing

On July 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., the Court will hold a hearing to determine (1) whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should receive Final Approval; (2) whether the applications for attorneys’ fees, costs, and/or expenses brought by the Class Counsel should be granted; and (3) whether the application for Class Representative Payment to the Plaintiff who brought the lawsuit should be granted. The hearing will be held in Courtroom 4F North at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201, before the Honorable Pamela K. Chen.  This hearing date may change without further notice to you. Consult this Settlement Website at www.BelfioreWipeSettlement.com, or the Court docket in this case at ecf.nyed.uscourts.gov (perform a case number query using case number Case No. 2:14-cv-04090), for updated information on the hearing date and time.
This Website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Claim Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 1-833-930-2423

Documents

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Contact

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Exclusion Form

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    You must  submit your exclusion request online no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020, or mail your request for Exclusion Form so that it is received no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are received no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020.
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Wednesday, August 26, 2020, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is received no later than Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020. Please check this Website for updates.

Important Documents

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