The Proposed Settlement provides the following benefits and relief
Settlement Benefits to every Class Member who does not opt out of the Settlement and returns a valid Claim Form. Benefits will consist of one of the following options, at the Class Member’s choice: one (1) fully transferrable $50.00 promotional code or voucher (promo code) per qualifying Product purchased which can be used toward the purchase of another Chippewa product; or (2) a check in the amount of $25.00 per qualifying Product purchased.
An injunction in which Defendant agrees on a going-forward basis to revise its country of origin advertising and marketing materials (including its website), Product labels, and Product packaging, as well as to instruct its authorized retailers to make the same revisions, as necessary to ensure compliance with California law. This injunctive relief is more fully described in the Settlement Agreement, which can be viewed on the Important Documents page or by contacting the Claims Administrator, whose contact information is set forth below.
Defendant also agrees to (1) pay the costs of notice and administration of the Settlement, which are estimated to be approximately $160,000; (2) pay a class representative enhancement award (to the extent awarded by the Court) to class representative Marko Djoric in an amount not to exceed $10,000, and (3) pay Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and costs (to the extent awarded by the Court) in an amount not to exceed $425,000. To the extent awarded by the Court, the payment of attorneys’ fees and costs, costs of notice and administration, and an award of a class representative enhancement fee (if any) will be paid by Defendant in addition to the recovery to the Settlement Class (as directed by the Court). Defendant has agreed not to oppose the request for a class representative enhancement award or attorneys’ fees and expenses so long as the requested amounts do not exceed the figures referenced above. Plaintiff will file a motion for recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs and award of class representative enhancement award as required by the Court. This issue shall be determined solely by the Court by way of a written motion.
Releases - In return for the Settlement described above, Class Members who do not request exclusion from the Settlement Class agree to release (give up) all claims asserted in this Action against Defendant, meaning that they cannot sue or be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal issues in this case. It also means that all of the Court’s orders in the Action will apply to them and legally bind them.