If you’ve bought SF bodega point of purchase mainstay Eclipse Gum within the past two years, you have a chance to make some money.
A settlement has been reached for the class action lawsuit filed against Wrigley for falsely advertising the “germ kill” benefits of its Eclipse gum. These gum and mints were branded with the Magnolia Bark Extract and were sold nationwide starting in June 1, 2008.
If you’ve purchased Eclipse products that say “Natural Germ Killing” and fall into the above criteria, you are considered a Class Member and are entitled to file a claim to receive money from the proposed settlement. You can get reimbursement up to $10 for the price of gum and mints purchased. You must submit a claim online or by mail by January 24, 2011.
Wrigley created a $7 million fund for the settlement, which will be used to pay valid claims submitted by Class Members and other lawsuit expenses. Wrigley denies it did anything wrong and continue to stand by its advertising.
Cash payments for the claims will be made if the Court approves the proposed settlement. A hearing is scheduled for November 5, 2010.