Faruqi & Faruqi, Lead Counsel, Obtains Significant Settlement For Godiva Consumers


Today, after years of hard-fought litigation, Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, obtained final approval of a class settlement valued by the Court at over $10,000,000. The lawsuit, filed in 2019 in United States District Court, alleged that Godiva misled consumers into believing that certain Godiva chocolates were manufactured in Belgium, when in fact they are manufactured in Pennsylvania.  Godiva’s efforts to dismiss the case were denied from the outset. Notably, Plaintiffs successfully persuaded the court that their claims had merit and should move forward to class certification and trial (click here to access Faruqi & Faruqi’s May 29, 2020, victory in defeating Godiva’s motion to dismiss). Subsequently, Plaintiffs engaged in extensive discovery and were ultimately able to secure a class-wide settlement that represents a substantial benefit to Godiva consumers nationwide.  Specifically, through the settlement, Godiva consumers could claim up to $15 without any proof of purchase, and $25 with proof of purchase. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, is very proud of the excellent outcome it obtained behalf of the class of Godiva consumers.  

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About Ben Heikali

Ben Heikali is a Partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ben's practice is focused on litigation in consumer protection and false advertising claims.Since joining F&F, Ben has litigated a number of prominent false advertising class actions against domestic and transnational companies such as, Hyland's, Inc., Nestlé U.S.A., Inc., Craft Brew Alliances, Inc. (Kona beer), Asahi Beer U.S.A., Inc. (Asahi beer), Bayer Healthcare, Sun-Maid, and Apple.Prior to joining F&F, Ben interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, focusing on municipal bond litigation and financial fraud work.

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