If you were charged and paid a surcharge on certain non-grocery items at a Safeway store located within the City of Portland, Oregon between September 9, 2019 and July 22, 2020, you could get compensation from a class action settlement.
What is the Lawsuit About?
Plaintiffs Pauline Long and Marsha Hayes (collectively, the “Class Representatives”) allege that Safeway, Inc. improperly charged customers a surcharge on certain non-grocery items at the Safeway stores located within the City of Portland between September 9, 2019 and July 22, 2020, relating to the 1% Clean Energy Surcharge that the City of Portland enacted in 2019. Safeway denies all allegations of wrongdoing, and the Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the Lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.
How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?
If you purchased certain non-grocery items at a Safeway store located within the City of Portland and were charged a surcharge on non-grocery items, then you may be member of the Settlement Class.
What Does the Settlement Provide?
If approved, a Settlement Fund will be created totaling up to $8,750,000.00. Settlement Class Member cash payments will come out of this Settlement Fund. The Defendant will also pay up to $200,000.00 for the costs to administer the Settlement and to inform people about the Settlement. Any additional costs to administer the Settlement and to inform people about the Settlement will be paid from the Settlement Fund. The Defendant will also pay up to $6,000.00 as service awards to the Class Representatives. Class Counsel’s attorney’s fees and costs, up to $2,187,500.00 (25% of the Settlement Fund), will be paid from the Settlement Fund, as approved be the Court.
A detailed description of the settlement benefits can be found in the Settlement Agreement.
In exchange for these benefits, Settlement Class Members will release (i.e., discharge) Safeway from all claims of liability relating to the surcharge that were made or could have been made in the Lawsuit or in other legal proceedings or forums. These releases are set forth in specific detail in the Settlement Agreement.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT
FILE A CLAIM FORM BY JULY 1, 2023
The only way to receive a cash payment is to submit a timely and valid Claim.
If you would like to receive a digital payment, please submit your Claim Form online.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY JULY 1, 2023
Excluding yourself means you will get no payment from this Settlement, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY JULY 1, 2023
If you do not exclude yourself, you may write to the Court about why you do not like this Settlement.
GO TO THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING ON JULY 14, 2023
Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of this Settlement.
If you do nothing, you will get no payment from this Settlement and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.