In Re: Smashburger IP Holder, LLC, et al.

United States District Court for the Central District of California
Lead Case No. 2:19-CV-00993-JAK-(JEMx)

IF YOU BOUGHT SMASHBURGER’S “TRIPLE DOUBLE” HAMBURGERS BETWEEN JULY 1, 2017 AND MAY 31, 2019, YOU COULD RECEIVE A CASH PAYMENT OR PRODUCT VOUCHERS FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

  • This website informs you of a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that Defendants Smashburger IP Holder LLC and Smashburger Franchising LLC (“Defendants”) misrepresented the amount of meat in their “Triple Double” hamburgers.

  • The settlement will provide $2,500,000 in cash to pay claims for those who purchased one or more Triple Double hamburgers from Smashburger and to pay litigation fees and expenses. Class members can receive up to $20 in cash without proof of purchase. 

  • Alternatively, Class members can choose to receive a voucher that will entitle the bearer of the voucher, upon the purchase of a regularly-priced entrée, to either a) an upgrade of a single beef Smashburger hamburger to a double beef hamburger for no additional cost; or b) a small Smashburger fountain drink for no additional cost. Class members can claim up to 10 vouchers without proof of purchase.

To qualify, you must have purchased and/or consumed a hamburger sold under the Smashburger brand with any name that included the phrase “Triple Double,” including but not limited to, one or more of the following hamburgers listed below between July 1, 2017 and May 31, 2019. 

o Triple Double hamburger;
o Bacon Triple Double hamburger;
o French Onion Triple Double hamburger;
o Pub Triple Double hamburger.

  • Defendants deny that they did anything wrong or unlawful and assert that the representations at issue were truthful, not misleading, and consistent with the law. The Court has not decided who is right. Both sides have agreed to settle the dispute and give benefits to Class Members.
SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Claim Form  by January 17, 2023 

This is the only way to receive a cash award or product voucher.


Exclude Yourself by December 19, 2022                                         

Exclude yourself by DECEMBER 19, 2022 and get no award from the proposed settlement. This is the only choice that allows you to participate in another lawsuit against Defendants about the claims at issue in this case for the products and claims covered by the Class Period.
Object by        DECEMBER 19, 2022You can write to the Court by DECEMBER 19, 2022 about why you don’t like the settlement.
Go to a HearingYou can ask by DECEMBER 19, 2022 to speak in Court about the fairness of the proposed settlement.
Do NothingGet no payment. Give up your rights to sue Defendants regarding any of the claims at issue in this case.

• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the proposed settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the settlement and after appeals are resolved.

• Please be patient. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not. Read this website carefully because it explains decisions you must make and actions you must take now

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel, and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, December 19, 2022 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, December 19, 2022.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, December 19, 2022 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, December 19, 2022.
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
  • Fairness Hearing Date

    Monday, January 30, 2023 The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2023. Please check this website for updates.

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