Near East Rice Pilaf, Couscous, Quinoa Settlement (California)

Class Eligibility

You may be a member of the settlement if you purchased a range of Near East products in California between October 28, 2012 and May 8, 2020.
Couscous products:
Broccoli & Cheese, Mediterranean Curry, Herbed Chicken, Parmesan, Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Wheat Couscous, Toasted Pine Nut, Wild Mushroom & Herb, Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Pearled Couscous, and Basil & Herb Pearled Couscous.
Rice pilaf products:
Original Rice Pilaf, Brown Rice Pilaf, Lentil Rice Pilaf, Chicken Rice Pilaf, Spanish Rice Pilaf, Garlic & Herb Rice Pilaf, Roasted Chicken and Garlic Rice Pilaf, Original Long Grain and Wild Rice, Garlic and Herb Long Grain and Wild Rice, Roasted Vegetable & Chicken Long Grain & Wild Rice, Sesame Ginger Rice, Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf, and Wild Mushroom & Herb Rice Pilaf.
Whole grain, quinoa and tabouleh products:
Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Quinoa, Rosemary & Olive Oil Quinoa, Zesty Lemon Quinoa, Mediterranean Medley Quinoa, Roasted Pecan and Garlic, and Tabouleh Mix.

Estimated Amount

$1.25 per box
(Up to 6 boxes only, or a maximum of $7.50 if without proof)

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Brannin v Golden Grain Company,
Case No. CGC-16-555084,

United States District Court, Superior Court of the State of California,
for the City and County of San Francisco

Case Summary

Golden Grain Company is accused of having used non-functional slack fill, or empty space serving no purpose, in the packaging of certain Near East products. The Plaintiffs assert that using this much empty space prevents consumers from making informed purchases and causes them financial injury.

Settlement Pool



(Same deadline for Claims, Opt-out, or Objections)


You may contact the Settlement Administrator via the Online Contact Form,
Or call 844-491-5737
Or you may write or email Class Counsel via:
Kathryn McCauley
Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP
3 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650
San Francisco, CA 94111


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