Iowa School Food Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Class Members of the Iowa school food class action settlement include anyone who paid for food at an Iowa-based school between Jan. 1, 2000 and Aug. 1, 2014

and, at the time of purchase (1) was a member of the IEC or the IAEP and (2) had one or more grades from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Estimated Amount:

Up to $50 per student or $3.50 per eligible year. (amount can be reduced pro rata based on the number of qualified applicants

Proof of Purchase:

Not required

Claim Form: Iowa School Food Claim Form
Case Name: Duane Smith and Brooke Smith v. Martin Brothers Distributing Company Inc., et al.,,

Case No. CVCV036641
Iowa District Court for Dallas County
Case Summary:

The class action settlement alleges that that Iowa Educators Corporation (IEC), its successor The Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing (IAEP), and Martin Brothers Distributing Company Inc. violated Iowa antitrust laws by conspiring to restrain competition in the market for the retail sale of school foods.According to the plaintiffs the defendants’ alleged misconduct has caused Iowa families whose children attended schools that were IEC members to pay higher prices for food at school than they would have paid without the alleged misconduct.

Settlement Pool: $1,925,000
Settlement Website: Iowa School Food Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: 9/30/2014
Claims Administrator: Iowa School Food Litigation Settlement
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 8060
San Rafael, CA 94912-8060