Important Update: Settlement benefits have been issued to claimants whose claims have been approved.
What is the lawsuit about?
Justin Brands, Inc. makes and markets work, safety, sports, and western footwear including a line of footwear called Chippewa.
Plaintiff filed a proposed class action lawsuit, the Action, against Defendants.
In the Action, Representative Plaintiff claimed, among other things, that Defendants violated California law by improperly labeling and selling certain of its Chippewa boots and footwear as “Handcrafted in the USA” when they contain foreign-made parts. Defendant admits that it represented the Products were Handcrafted in the U.S.A., but denies that these were misrepresentations or that it violated California law. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
A more detailed description of this lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.
Who is included?
All persons in California who purchased Chippewa Products between March 1, 2011 and June 30, 2017, which Defendant represented were “handcrafted” or otherwise made in the U.S.A., even though the Products contained parts that were entirely or substantially manufactured outside of the United States, which products are listed on Exhibit A which may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.
How do I participate in the settlement?
To receive a payment and/or a Voucher, you must complete and submit a Claim Form, either online or by mail. Download a copy of the Claim Form by going to the Important Documents page and printing out a paper Claim Form. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form. Alternatively, you may file your claim online on this website in the Online Claim Form section.