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$47 Million Scotts EZ Seed Settlement

The Problem

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company advertised that its EZ Seed Turf Builder combination grass seed product grew grass “50% Thicker With Half The Water” versus ordinary seed.

What We Did

We filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of EZ Seed Turf Builder in New York and California alleging that the “50% Thicker” claim was false and misleading, and demanding money damages for the class of EZ Seed purchasers.  In the midst of preparing for trial, we negotiated a classwide cash settlement with an estimated value of $47 million.

What Our Clients Got

The Court awarded the seven class representatives a $10,000 incentive award each.  Class members received a full cash refund for up to six units of EZ Seed with proof of purchase, or a $15 cash refund per unit of EZ Seed purchased for up to three units without proof of purchase.