2012: Court Approved Settlement; Claim
Forms Accepted until 12/17/12.
Jan 16, 2013:
Appeal Period Expired; No Appeals Filed; Settlement is
Feb 15, 2013:
Deadline for Mailing Settlement Checks to Claimants.
v. GMRI, Inc.
11, 2013: Checks Printed
Check Amount: $200.33
Feb 12, 2013: Checks Mailed
excluding employees of GMRI, Inc., who consumed food
and drink at the defendant GMRI, Inc.'s Fayetteville,
North Carolina Olive Garden restaurant on July 25, 26,
28, 29, 31 or August 1, 2, 8, 2011 or through exposure
to other persons who had done so, and who subsequently
obtained immunoglobulin shots or Hepatitis-A
vaccinations at 1) any public Health Department
Clinic, or 2) private health care providers, and
obtained the shot by August 31, 2011.
the terms of the settlement?
the proposed settlement, GMRI, Inc. d/b/a The Olive
Garden Italian Restaurant will pay each person
submitting a properly qualified claim $250.00 up to a
maximum total class compensation of $375,000.00. If
more than 1,500 proper claims are submitted, each
person submitting a properly qualified claim will be
paid an equal, pro-rata, share of the $375,000.00
award. The parties further agree that in the event
that less than 1,500 timely, qualified claims are made
that any difference between the class compensation of
$375,000.00 and the total amount paid to timely,
qualified claimants shall be donated anonymously to a
charity to be later agreed upon.
Settlement has been reached with GMRI, Inc. d/b/a The
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, located at 234 North
McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303,
concerning alleged exposure to the Hepatitis A virus.
27, 2012: Deadline for Claims,
Exclusion Requests, and Objections to the
17, 2012: Final Approval Hearing at
10:00 a.m. - SETTLEMENT