Natale et al. v. 9199-4467 Quebec Inc. d/b/a Earth Rated
Earth Rated Compostable Settlement
Case No. 2:21-cv-6775

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IF YOU PURCHASED ONE OR MORE UNITS OF EARTH RATED CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE POOP BAGS BETWEEN OCTOBER 28, 2015 AND JUNE 13, 2024, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

 

What is this lawsuit about?

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against 9199-4467 Quebec Inc. d/b/a Earth Rated (“Earth Rated”). Plaintiffs Meganne Natale and Chelsea Cheng (collectively, the “Class Representatives”) allege that they were misled into believing that Earth Rated Certified Compostable Poop Bags (the “Certified Compostable Poop Bags”) were “compostable.” Earth Rated claims these particular products are compostable. Thus, Earth Rated denies all allegations of wrongdoing, and the Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

 

Who Is in the Settlement Class?

All persons in the United States who purchased one or more units of Earth Rated Certified Compostable Poop Bags (the “Certified Compostable Poop Bags”) during the class period which extends from October 28, 2015 to June 13, 2024, excluding persons who purchased for the purpose of resale or for purposes other than personal use.

 

What does the Settlement provide?

If approved, a Settlement Fund will be created totaling $825,000.00 Settlement Class Member payments, and the cost to administer the settlement, the cost to inform people about the settlement, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and awards to the Class Representatives will also come out of this fund. Those included in the settlement will be eligible to receive a payment from the Settlement Fund of $2.00 per unit of Certified Compostable Poop Bag purchased, up to $6.00 for those Class Members without proof of purchase, and $2.00 per unit of Certified Compostable Poop Bag purchased, subject to no cap for those with proof of purchase.

You must submit a valid Claim Form to receive any benefits under this Settlement.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Option and Deadline
Description
FILE A CLAIM FORM
December 9, 2024
The only way to receive a payment. By participating in the settlement, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement and will give up certain rights.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
September 23, 2024
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
OBJECT
September 23, 2024
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
FINAL APPROVAL HEARING
October 23, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. EST
Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.
Do Nothing You will not get a share of the settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.

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Mail
Earth Rated Compostable Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91398
Seattle, WA 98111