IF YOU PURCHASED CERTAIN ABBOTT LABORATORIES INFANT FORMULA PRODUCT(S) BETWEEN JUNE 24, 2016, AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2022, A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS
• A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit (the “lawsuit”) called Ramsey-Standage v. Abbott Laboratories, pending in Phelps County Circuit Court, Missouri. The lawsuit alleges that (i) the Label on certain infant formula Products manufactured by Abbott Laboratories states that the Products are capable of making a specified number of liquid 4-ounce bottles of formula, and (ii) the Products do not always yield the represented number of 4-ounce bottles of liquid formula when consumers follow the “Instructions for Preparation & Use” on the Label. Abbott Laboratories denies these allegations and asserts that its Labeling and marketing is truthful and entirely accurate, and its Products yield the number of 4-ounce bottles of liquid formula represented on the Label, but Abbott Laboratories has settled this case to avoid further litigation and distraction of resources from its business.
• You are included in the Settlement if, between June 24, 2016, and September 22, 2022, you purchased for personal use (i.e., not for resale) at least one or more specific infant formula Products manufactured by Abbott Laboratories.
• To view the complete list of Abbott Laboratories brand formula Products that are included in the Settlement, please click here.
• To Settle the lawsuit, Abbott Laboratories has agreed to:
o Make changes to the Label on certain Products; and
o Provide a maximum of $19,500,000 to pay the following: Valid Claims to individuals who live in the United States and purchased certain Abbott Laboratories brand formula Products for personal use during the Class Period, Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, Administration Expenses, and Class Representative Service Awards.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
You must submit a Claim to get money from this Settlement. Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by January 31, 2023.
If you do nothing, you remain in the Settlement, you give up your rights to sue Defendant about the same legal claims made in this lawsuit, and you will not get money from the Settlement.
Get out of the Settlement. Get no money from the Settlement. Keep your rights.
This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to sue Abbott Laboratories about the claims in this lawsuit. You will not get any money from the Settlement. Your request to exclude yourself (Opt-Out) must be RECEIVED by December 14, 2022.
Stay in the Settlement, but tell the Court why you think the Settlement should not be approved. Objections must be RECEIVED by December 14, 2022.
GO TO A HEARING
You can ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, at your own expense. Please see FAQs 17-19, for more details. The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for December 29, 2022.
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