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    Millions of Canadians benefit from class-action settlement against yogurt maker

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...t-yogurt-maker

    http://www.collectiva.ca/en/dossiers..._Agreement.pdf

    Millions of yogurt-eating Canadians are eligible for a little windfall from Danone Inc., from a class-action lawsuit about advertising health claims.

    A Montreal woman had brought the lawsuit against the Canadian subsidiary of the global diary giant in October, 2009, a few weeks after the U.S. subsidiary settled a class-action lawsuit over the same issues.


    The two sides announced the Canadian settlement on Monday.


    In both cases, the lawsuits challenged Danone’s claims that Activia yogurt or DanActive probiotic drinks could aid digestion or prevent colds.

    And in both cases, Danone settled without admitting any wrongdoing, although agreeing to modify its advertising claims.

    In Canada, anyone who bought or will buy Activia yogurt of DanActive drinks between April 1, 2009 and Nov. 6, 2012, is eligible for from $15 to $50, depending on how much they spent.


    Claims are to be filed through the website www.collectiva.ca.


    The settlement is subject to a routine final approval by the Quebec Superior Court at a hearing on Nov. 6. Claims are to be made within 90 days of that court hearing and require a proof of purchase or a sworn statement.


    The woman who brought the lawsuit, Emmanuelle Sonego, chief financial officer at Zuomod furniture company in Montreal, will receive $5,000.
    Sonego and her lawyer, David Assor of Lex Group in Westmount, Que., declined comment, although legal notices of the settlements were published on Monday.
    “We have accepted, without acknowledging the grounds raised by the petitioner, to clarify certain … communications,” company spokeswoman Anne-Julie Maltais told the Star.


    “The company decided to settle the matter to avoid further litigation.”


    She called it “premature” to speculate on how much money Danone will have to pay Canadian customers.


    None of the disputed health benefit claims currently appears on the company’s Canadian website.


    The U.S. class action lawsuit, filed in January 2008, and settled in September 2009, paid out only about $1 million from an available fund of $35 million. Dannon, as the U.S. subsidiary is known, also paid $21 million to 39 states in an attorney-general led consumer protection multi-state settlement.


    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission had ruled in December 2010 on the states’ challenge to the dairy company.
    “Companies like Dannon shouldn’t exaggerate the strength of scientific support for their products,” FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz said at the time.
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    whoo hoo! Activia is my regular yogurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by CouponingQueen View Post
    whoo hoo! Activia is my regular yogurt
    keep the receipts for past and future purchases

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    So this isn't confirmed yet, but if they approve it, you are to save the receipts and give them the info? I can't give in the receipt now right? It says on November 6th so is that when I am to check back for the answer?
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    its weird they are allowing this for future purchases too and not just past purchases

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    wow interesting!

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    ^ Just a guess but it may be because there is still current packaging Activia on store shelves and people may buy those before being aware that this settlement has occurred. Yes, it's a large loophole and those who know and still go buy can essentially get a "rebate" but I guess it's just something Danone has to account for.
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    I was a big DanActive drinker. Now wishing I kept my receipts but I will for future purchases!
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    Interesting.
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    I did actually feel like this product helped me, whether that was just my belief or if it actually worked.....who knows? But I felt like it helped me enough that I don't think I'm gonna go for this.
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    I see a price increase and less coupons on all Danone products in the future as they try to recoup costs
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    I've got at least $8 worth of product in my fridge as we speak. I don't care about cold-curing, I just wanted some yummy yogurt.

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    I don't ever recall seeing anything on their packaging regarding it helping with Colds.
    but any yogurt with active bacterial cultures will aid in digestion.
    From what my Dr. told me anyway
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    Might as well get your money if you bought this product...or will buy it shortly. lol. Bit of a flaw in the program when they post-date the claim period.
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    http://www.collectiva.ca/en/dossiers/DanoneInc.php

    Read uppeople..if you file a claim that you have purchased Activia yogurt since 2009 you are guaranteed a refund of $15.If you have proof of purcahse youc an qualify for between $15-$50...
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