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Billing Records Needed in Naked Juice Settlement

December 17, 2013 | Posted in : Billing Practices, Contingency Fees / POF, Expenses / Costs, Fee Request

The fate of a $9 million class action settlement involving Naked Juice products rests on whether or not lawyers representing the plaintiffs can prove how many hours they spent working on the case. U.S. District Judge Kronstadt told Class Counsel on Dec. 2 that he’s “inclined to grant” final approval to the Naked Juice settlement as long as they can identify what work they did and the hours/costs they accrued related to the “GMO claims” in the case.

Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit accused Naked Juice Co. of deceptively advertising its juice products as “all natural” and “non-GMO” when they allegedly contained processed and synthetic ingredients, as well as ingredients from genetically modified crops.  The company denies these allegations but agreed to refund consumers through a $9 million class action settlement to resolve the litigation.

The lead plaintiffs in the case and Class Counsel are seeking a total of $2.6 million in attorneys’ fees, which represents 25 percent of the total settlement value, and $81,525 in expenses.  The case is Natalie Pappas v. Naked Juice Co. of Glendora Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 

For more on this case, visit https://www.nakedjuiceclass.com/