The Final Fairness Hearing will be held by video conference on October 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET.
Access to the hearing will be made available to the media and public. In order to gain access to the hearing, you must sign up at the following address: https://forms.mad.uscourts.gov/courtlist.html
If you previously purchased Guinness Extra Stout, you
may be eligible to get $0.50 per six-pack, up to $20 (with
proof of purchase) or $10 (without proof of purchase), from a class action settlement
A Federal Court authorized the Notice and this Settlement Website. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
Please read the Notice carefully and in its entirety.
Your rights may be affected by the Proposed Settlement of this Lawsuit,
and you have a choice to make now about how to act:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS|
|WHAT IS THIS?||A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit brought claims of misrepresentation and violations of the Massachusetts consumer protection law, alleging that Guinness Extra Stout was labeled and advertised as produced and imported from Ireland when, in fact, it was produced and imported from Canada. Diageo denies any wrongdoing.|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY OCTOBER 26, 2021||This is the only way to receive a monetary payment from the proposed Settlement. By remaining in the Settlement, whether or not you submit a claim, you will give up any rights to sue Diageo separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. Claim Forms are available here, or a downloadable version is available here. For more detail about the claim process, please see FAQs #5, #6 and #7.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF/OPT-OUT BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2021||You have the right to exclude yourself from or “opt-out” of the proposed Settlement. If you exclude/opt-out of the proposed Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the monetary payment, but you will keep your right to sue Diageo about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. Exclusion/Opt-Out Requests must be submitted electronically or postmarked by September 20, 2021 and mailed to: O'Hara, et al. v. Diageo Beer USA, et al., c/o Kroll Settlement Administration, P.O. Box 225391, New York, NY 10150-5391. For more detail about opting-out of the Class, please see FAQs #9 and #11.|
|OBJECT OR COMMENT BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2021||You may write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Settlement. You must remain in the class to comment in support of or in opposition to the Settlement. Objections and comments must be filed with the Court and served on the Parties by September 20, 2021. For more detail about Objecting or commenting, please see FAQs #10 and #11.|
APPEAR IN THE LAWSUIT OR ATTEND A HEARING ON OCTOBER 7, 2021
|You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. Written Notice of your intent to appear in the lawsuit must be filed with the Court and served on the Parties by September 20, 2021. You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney at your own expense if you so desire. For more detail about appearing in this lawsuit or attending the final hearing, please see FAQs #10, #14, #15 and #16.|
|DO NOTHING||By doing nothing, you will not receive the monetary payment. You will also give up any rights to sue Diageo separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.|
PLEASE DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE.