Susan Swetz v. GSK Consumer Health, Inc.
Phillip White v. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC
National Benefiber Settlement
7:20-cv-04731-NSR (S.D.N.Y)
5:20-cv-04048-SVK (N.D. Cal)

Welcome to the National Benefiber Settlement Website

If you purchased certain Benefiber products for personal or household use, and not for resale, in the United States between June 19, 2014 and June 8, 2021, you may qualify for a Settlement Payment in a class action lawsuit.

What is this lawsuit and Settlement about?

The lawsuit alleges that Defendants GSK Consumer Health, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC (“GSK”) deceptively marketed, advertised, labeled, and sold (1) its Benefiber Original and Benefiber Healthy Shape Products as “100% Natural” or “natural;” and (2) its Benefiber Healthy Shape as “clinically proven to cure cravings” and as a weight management product at a price premium, even though it is the same product as Benefiber Original. GSK vigorously denies the claims and allegations made in the Litigation and is settling to avoid the expense, inconvenience, risk, and disruption of litigation. It is not an admission of any wrongdoing. The Court has not decided that GSK has violated any laws. This notice is not an expression of any opinion by the Court on the claims in the Litigation. If approved by the Court, the Settlement will establish a $6.5 million Settlement Fund. GSK will also agree to change its packaging.

How do I know if I am part of the Settlement Class?

The Settlement Class consists of all individuals who purchased Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement (“Benefiber Healthy Shape”) and/or Benefiber Original Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Sugar-Free Powder Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement On-The-Go Stick Packs (Flavored or Unflavored), and/or Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Chewables ("Benefiber Original") for personal or household use, and not for resale, in the United States between June 19, 2014 and June 8, 2021.

What does the Settlement provide?

The Settlement, if approved, provides both monetary and injunctive relief. GSK has agreed to pay a Settlement Amount of $6.5 million to establish a Settlement Fund. The Settlement Fund will pay Settlement Administration Costs, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses in the amount approved by the Court, a Class Representative Service Award in an amount as approved by the Court, if any; and monetary benefits to Class Members who timely submit a valid claim.

GSK has also agreed to (1) cease manufacturing the Covered Products with labels bearing the “100% Natural” statement and will exclude that statement from any future marketing or advertisements created by GSK or at GSK’s direction that describes the Covered Products, and (2) cease manufacturing Benefiber Healthy Shape with labels bearing the statement “clinically proven to cure cravings” and will exclude that statement from any future marketing or advertisements created by GSK or at GSK’s direction that describes Benefiber Healthy Shape.

 

Class Members' legal rights are affected whether they act or don't act.  Read the Settlement Notice carefully.

CLASS MEMBER LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

The deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check the Settlement Website regularly for updates and further details.

FILE A CLAIM
  • File a Claim for payment online or by mail
  • Be bound by the Settlement
  • Give up your right to sue or continue to sue GSK for the claims released by the Settlement
Submit online or
postmarked by
October 6, 2021
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED
(“OPT OUT”)
  • Remove yourself from the Settlement Class and receive no payment from the Settlement fund
  • Keep your right to sue or continue to sue GSK for the claims released by the Settlement
  • You cannot request exclusion and still object

Postmarked by
September 7, 2021

OBJECT
  • Tell the Court what you do not like about the Settlement
  • You will still be bound by the Settlement and you may still file a Claim
  • You cannot both request exclusion and object

Postmarked by
September 7, 2021

ATTEND THE HEARING
  • Ask to speak in Court about the Settlement
  • If you want your own attorney to represent you, you must pay for him or her yourself
  • File your Notice of Intent to Appear by September 7, 2021

November 18, 2021
At 10:00 a.m. (ET)
via teleconference*

DO NOTHING
  • Receive no payment from the Settlement fund
  • Give up your right to sue or continue to sue GSK for the claims released by the Settlement
 

 

*To access the teleconference, please follow these directions: (1) Dial the Meeting Number: 1-877-336-1839; (2) Enter the Access Code: 1231334 #; Press Pound (#) to enter the teleconference as a guest.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
National Benefiber Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91412
Seattle, WA 98111