December 2014: Both appeals were voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Click on the links below to see each court order.

November 2014: Two objectors filed Notices of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. Click on the links below to see each one.

October 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of this class-action settlement. To read the full decision, click here.

May 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement of this lawsuit. The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing on September 24, 2014.

April 2014: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a $7.9 million settlement agreement (where $5 million is to be awarded to the class and $2.9 million is to be paid to plaintiffs’ attorneys in fees). According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive a $1.99 refund for each box of pasta purchased (for a maximum of 15 boxes for in-store purchases). The company also agreed to remove all of the allegedly false and misleading statements for at least one year.

July 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against the makers and sellers of Dreamfields Pasta for false advertising. Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that the pasta is marketed as containing only 5 grams of digestible carbs per serving, having 65% lower glycemic index than regular pasta, and helping to “limit the rise in blood sugar levels that normally occur after eating pasta,” when, according to the complaint, none of these claims are true. (Mirakay et al. v. Dakota Growers Pasta Co., Inc. et al., Case No. 13-cv-04429, D. NJ.)


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