About This Settlement
A settlement has been reached between Sunshine Makers, Inc. (“Defendant”) and Christopher O’Brien, Tiffany Kipikasha, and Michelle Moran (“Class Representatives” or “Plaintiffs”), individually and on behalf of the Settlement Class. The settlement resolves two class-action lawsuits (the other is Moran v. Sunshine Makers, Inc., Case No. 4:20-cv-03242, United States District Court for the Northern District of California) about allegations that Defendant misleadingly advertises, labels, and packages certain Simple Green cleaning products as being “non-toxic,” despite the products allegedly posing a risk of harm to humans, animals, and/or the environment. Defendant denies the allegations, including denying that its products are toxic. The Court did not rule in favor of either side. The parties agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.
You are a class member if you are a resident of the United States who purchased one or more of the following products: (1) Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner; (2) Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Fresh); (3) Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Lemon); (4) Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Lavender); (5) Simple Green Oxy Solve Total Outdoor Cleaner; (6) Simple Green Oxy Solve House and Siding Cleaner; (7) Simple Green Oxy Solve Concrete and Driveway Cleaner; (8) Simple Green Oxy Solve Deck and Fence Cleaner; (9) Simple Green Wash & Wax; (10) Simple Green All-Purpose Wipes; (11) Simple Green All-Purpose Wipes (Lemon); (12) Simple Green Multi-Purpose Foaming Cleaner; (13) Simple Green Carpet Cleaner; (14) Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner; (15) Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ & Grill Cleaner; (16) Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ & Grill Cleaner (Aerosol); (17) Simple Green Oxy Dog Stain & Odor Oxidizer; (18) Simple Green Bio Dog; (19) Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio Boost Stain & Odor Remover; (20) Simple Green Cat Pet Stain & Odor Remover; and (21) Simple Green Outdoor Odor Eliminator, in any size or packaging type (“Settlement Class Products”), between May 12, 2016 and May 17, 2021.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
|SUBMIT A VALID CLAIM BY AUGUST 16, 2021
||The only way to get a cash payment, if you qualify.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY AUGUST 16, 2021
||This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in this case.
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY AUGUST 16, 2021
||Tell the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.
|GO TO A HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
||Ask to speak in Court about the settlement.
||Get no benefits. Give up rights to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in this case.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Cash payments for valid claims will be issued only if the Court approves the settlement and after the time for appeals has ended and any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.