Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie
April 2019: The parties amended the settlement agreement to increase the benefits given to class members. Class members with proof of purchase may receive cash awards ranging from $20 to $50 or free cookies with a retail value ranging from $22 to $35, while class members without proof of purchase may receive $14.60 in cash or cookies with a retail value of $21.95.
February 2019: The Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch opposed the settlement agreement arguing, among other things, that its terms are “fatally lopsided” because class members would receive less money than their lawyers.
November 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a full refund for their purchases up to a total of $50, a flat $20 cash award, or up to $30 worth of Complete Cookies, while class members without proof of purchase may receive a $10 cash award or up to $15 of free Complete Cookies. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for March 19, 2019. For more information, go to www.llcookiesettlement.com.
February 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Lenny & Larry’s, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing the protein content of The Complete Cookie. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the product labels say that each four ounce cookie contains 16 grams of protein when each cookie “commonly contains between 4 and 9 grams of protein,” and that the company miscalculates the percentage of daily value of protein, in violation of federal regulations. (Cowen et al v. Lenny & Larry’s, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-1530, N. D. IL.)
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