United States District Court Southern District of California
Case No. 3:17-cv-00159-L-JLB
On July 29, 2019, the Court issued its Final Order and Final Judgment approving the Settlement.
If you purchased New Balance “Made in USA” labeled shoes in California, a proposed class action settlement may affect your rights.
You may be a Class Member if you purchased in California at least one pair of eligible New Balance shoe models labeled as “Made in USA” from December 27, 2012 through January 24, 2019. A list of eligible shoe models can be found in the Documents section of this website.
This lawsuit claims that New Balance violated certain consumer protection laws in the marketing, labeling, and sale of its “Made in USA” Shoes. New Balance denies it did anything wrong. The court did not decide which side was right. Instead, the parties decided to settle.
The Settlement will provide a fund of $750,000 that, subject to court approval, will be used to pay (i) valid and approved Claims submitted by Class Members; (ii) the costs and expenses associated with this Notice and claims administration; and (iii) enhancement payments to Named Plaintiffs for their assistance in this lawsuit on behalf of the Class. If these payments are approved by the court, it is estimated that $515,000 will be available to satisfy the claims of Class Members. The maximum payment to each Class Member is $10 for each pair of qualifying shoes, with a maximum of $50 per person and $100 per Household. The amount may decrease pro rata, if the total number of valid Claims exceeds $515,000.
To review all the terms of the Settlement, please refer to the Amended Settlement Agreement, which can be found in the Documents section of this website.
SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
You get no payment. You give up your rights.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
This is the only way to get a payment. The Claim Form must be completed and submitted electronically or by mail postmarked no later than June 6, 2019.
June 6, 2019
Exclude yourself from the Settlement. You get no payment under the Settlement, and you cannot file an objection with the Court. This is the only choice that allows you to sue New Balance on your own about the claims alleged in the First Amended Complaint. The Exclusion Form must be completed and submitted electronically or by mail postmarked no later than June 6, 2019.
June 6, 2019
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT
You can write to the Court or appear at the Hearing to state why you disagree with the Settlement or any part of it. Even if you object, you can submit a Claim Form and get paid. An objection may be in writing and filed with the Court. You are encouraged to file your objection by June 14, 2019. An objection may also be raised in person at the Hearing.
Claim Forms and Exclusion Forms can be submitted electronically on this website or by mail to:
Dashnaw, et al. v. New Balance Athletics, Inc.
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 42220
Philadelphia, PA 19101-2220
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.
Claim Form Deadline.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Claim Form must be completed and submitted electronically or by mail no later than June 6, 2019.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Exclusion Form must be completed and submitted electronically or by mail no later than June 6, 2019.
Friday, June 14, 2019
An objection may be in writing and filed with the Court. You are encouraged to do so by June 14, 2019. An objection may also be raised in person at the Hearing.
Final Approval Hearing Date.
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for July 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The Court will hold a Hearing at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, before the Honorable M. James Lorenz, in Courtroom 5B, Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse, 221 West Broadway, San Diego, California 92101. Please check this website for updates.