Banks, et al. v. R.C. Bigelow, Inc., et al.
Tea Class Action
Case No. 2:20-cv-06208-DDP

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If You Purchased Certain Bigelow Tea Products in California, A Class Action May Affect Your Rights

What Is This Lawsuit About?

A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “Court”) against Defendant R.C. Bigelow, Inc. The lawsuit is known as Banks v. R.C. Bigelow, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-06208-DDP (RAOx) (the “Action”). Plaintiffs allege certain Bigelow tea products were falsely and deceptively labeled as Manufactured in the USA. R.C. Bigelow denies Plaintiffs’ claims and will defend itself at trial. 

Who is in the Class?

The Court certified a Class consisting of all natural persons who purchased at least one 18/20 count box of Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea Caffeine, Green Tea Caffeine, Constant Comment Black Tea Caffeine, Green Lemon Tea Caffeine, Vanilla Chai Black Tea Caffeine, English Tea Time Black Tea Caffeine, Spiced Chai Black Tea Caffeine, French Vanilla Black Tea Caffeine, or Vanilla Caramel Black Tea Caffeine, labeled as “Manufactured in the USA 100% American Family Owned,” at a retail store in the state of California, at any time from October 17, 2017 to the present. 

What Does the Lawsuit Provide?

The Plaintiffs are asking for monetary damages owed to the Class. No money or benefits are available now because the Court has not yet decided whether R.C. Bigelow did anything wrong, and the two sides have not settled the case. There is no guarantee that money or benefits will be obtained. If they are, you will be notified about how to ask for a share.


Option and Deadline Description
DO NOTHING By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But you give up any rights to sue R.C. Bigelow separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY MAY 1, 2024 (passed) If you asked to be excluded and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in those. But, you kept any rights to sue R.C. Bigelow separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.


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