On October 12, 2021, plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement reached with defendant Godiva Chocolatier Inc. (“Godiva”). The settlement is valued at over $20 million, and seeks to resolve allegations that Godiva engaged in false and deceptive practices. Specifically, consumers alleged that Godiva led consumers to believe that certain Godiva products were made exclusively in Belgium, when in fact, they were not.
The settlement represents a major victory for consumers. Indeed, Godiva has agreed to pay up to $15 million for all valid claims submitted, in addition to up to $5 million in attorneys’ fees and costs, and $550,000 for administering the settlement. For Godiva, the settlement will end two years of hard-fought litigation, which included an intensive and costly investigation of the allegations and a failed attempt to have the case dismissed.
Plaintiffs and the proposed class of consumers are represented by Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and The Wand Law Firm PC.
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a leading national consumer protection law firm that has successfully challenged some of the nation’s largest and most powerful corporations for a variety of improper, unfair and deceptive business practices. If you have purchased a product that you believe is false or deceptive, please contact our attorneys to evaluate your claim and determine whether you are entitled to compensation.