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Kellogg settles Mini-Wheat lawsuit



This news story was published on May 29, 2013.
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 28 (UPI) — Kellogg has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that Mini-Wheat cereal improved childhood attentiveness, a U.S. settlement administrator said.

The settlement, which must be approved by the courts, directs Kellogg to create a $4 million fund that will be used to pay legal expenses for the lawsuit and to provide cash awards to victims who submit claims for reimbursement.

Kellogg also agreed to make changes in its advertising and labeling for Mini-Wheats cereal, said settlement administrator GCG.

Claims for compensation must be filed online or by mail. Victims in the case may seek reimbursement of $5 per box of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Top payout per victim will be $45 if the settlement is approved.

Claims must be settled before Nov. 28.

Any leftover funds after claims are paid out will be donated to charity, GCG said.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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