Carter, et al. v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., et al.

Case No. 2:16-cv-00633-MRH

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Please note that you may have received a notice of this settlement that contained a typographical error with respect to the case number of this matter. If you have received such a notice, please note that the correct case number for this matter: Carter, et al. v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., et al., Case No: 2:16-cv-00633-MRH. Thank you.

IF YOU PURCHASED A PRODUCT ON SALE OR THROUGH A PROMOTION FROM WWW.GNC.COM AT ANY TIME FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2019, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO BENEFITS UNDER A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

Important Dates

November 23, 2019 - Exclusion Deadline (postmark and received by date).

November 23, 2019 - Objection Deadline (postmark and received by date).

November 23, 2019 - Claim Filing Deadline (postmark and received by date).

December 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. - Fairness Hearing date.

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against General Nutrition Centers, Inc. and GNC Holdings, Inc. (collectively “GNC” or “Defendants”), based on allegations that GNC misrepresented the existence, nature, and amount of price discounts on products for sale on its website, www.GNC.com, in violation of various consumer protection laws and common law.

Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing, and no court or entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing or that the law has been violated. By entering into the Settlement, GNC is not admitting that it did anything wrong.

You are a “Class Member” if you purchased any product on sale or through a promotion from GNC’s Website (www.GNC.com) at any time from January 1, 2012 to September 9, 2019.

The proposed Settlement provides everyone who receives Notice of the Settlement with a $30 off $100 Coupon that may be redeemed for merchandise through www.GNC.com until December 12, 2019, and, depending on each Class Member’s eligibility, either a voucher that may be redeemed for merchandise on www.GNC.com (not expected to exceed $15.00) or cash payments (not expected to exceed $5.00).

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. You should read the entire Notice carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

Submitting a Claim Form is the only way to receive Vouchers or cash payments provided by the Settlement. You do not need to submit a Claim Form to receive the $30 off $100 Coupon.

Click Here to Submit a Claim Form online.
Click Here to download a Claim Form.
Deadline:
November 23, 2019

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THIS SETTLEMENT

If you exclude yourself, you will still receive the $30 off $100 Coupon under the Settlement, but you will give up the right to receive Vouchers or cash payments provided by the Settlement.

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

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Deadline:
November 23, 2019

OBJECT OR COMMENT ON THE SETTLEMENT

You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself.

If you object, you may also file a Claim Form to receive Settlement benefits, but you will give up the right to sue Defendants in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

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Deadline:
November 23, 2019

GO TO THE FAIRNESS HEARING

You may attend the Fairness Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Fairness Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment.

You are not required to attend the Fairness Hearing.

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Hearing Date and Time:
December 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will receive the $30 off $100 Coupon provided by the Settlement. However, you will give up your rights to assert any claims about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

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The Notice explains these rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them.

The Court must decide whether to approve the Settlement as part of the process described in this Notice. Vouchers or cash payments (as applicable) will be distributed if the Court approves the Settlement.