United States District Court Northern District Of California San Jose Division
Case No. 5:17-cv-01027-BLF
Welcome to the Kona Beer Settlement Website
**UPDATE** Settlement payments were issued and mailed on September 8, 2020 to class members who submitted valid and timely claims to the Settlement Administrator. If you submitted a timely and valid claim elected for direct deposit or eCheck, an email was sent to the email address on file with instructions on how to obtain your settlement payment. The deadline to redeem your Settlement payment is March 7, 2021.
If you purchased Kona Beer between February 28, 2013 and June 14, 2019, you may be eligible to receive payment from a Class Action Settlement
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. Purchasers of Kona Brewing Company Beer (“Kona Beer”) sued Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (“CBA”), alleging statutory consumer protection and common law claims based on representations that the Kona Beers are brewed in Hawaii when Plaintiffs claim they are not. CBA denies the allegations in the lawsuit.
The Settlement allows Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, without proof of purchase, to recover up to $10 per household, depending on the number of eligible Kona Beers purchased. Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, with proof of purchase, can recover up to $20 per household, depending on the number of eligible Kona Beers purchased. The following payments can be claimed for each eligible Kona Beer:
i. 4-pack Kona Beers: $1.25 per unit
ii. 6-pack Kona Beers: $1.25 per unit
iii. 12-pack Kona Beers: $2.00 per unit
iv. 24-pack Kona Beers: $2.75 per unit
Submit a Claim Form By October 7, 2019
This is the only way to receive a monetary payment from the Settlement. By remaining in the Settlement, whether or not you submit a Claim Form, you will give up any rights to sue CBA separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
For more details about the claim process, please see questions 5, 6 and 7 in the Long Form Notice.
To electronically submit a Claim Form, click here.
Exclude Yourself From The Class By October 7, 2019
If you request to be excluded from the Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the mone-tary payment, but you will keep your right to sue CBA about the same legal claims in this law-suit. For more details about excluding yourself from the Settlement, please see questions 8 and 10 in the Long Form Notice.
You may upload your Request for Exclusion by, clicking here.
Object By October 7, 2019
You may write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Settlement. You must remain in the Settlement (i.e., not exclude yourself) to object to the Settlement. Objections must be submitted to the Court by October 7, 2019. For more details about objecting to the Settlement, please see questions 9 and 10 in the Long Form Notice.
Appear in the Lawsuit or Attend The Final Approval Hearing on December 19, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.
You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. Written notice of your in-tent to appear at the final approval hearing in the Lawsuit must be filed with your Objection and submitted to the Court by October 7, 2019. You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney at your own expense if you so desire. For more details about appearing in this law-suit or attending the final approval hearing, please see questions 9, 13, 14 and 15 in the Long Form Notice.
By doing nothing, you will not receive any monetary payment but you will also give up any rights to sue CBA separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.