Plaintiffs filed their complaint in February 2011. On April 7, 2014, the District Court denied Safeway’s motion for summary judgment, roundly rejecting their argument that they do not owe a duty to their customers to notify them that they have purchased a dangerous, or life-threatening product. The meaning of this ruling is that Safeway ultimately could be held to an obligation to provide electronic notification to its customers through the contact information in its databases.
Please contact us if you purchased products at Safeway that were subsequently recalled.
For more information, see the Complaint and the Center for Science in the Public Interest information page
Media Coverage of the Safeway Lawsuit
Kurt Orzeck, Safeway Can’t Dodge Product Recall Warning Class Action, Law 360, April 7, 2014
Dan Flynn, Judge: Lawsuit by Safeway Customers Seeking Recall Notification Can Proceed, Food Safety News, April 10, 2014
Stacy Finz, Safeway Lawsuit Over Product Recalls. San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2011
Sarah Skidmore, Consumers Ask Safeway to Use Card Data in Recalls. Associated Press, February 2, 2011
2 Safeway Customers Sue Over Recalled Food CBS San Francisco, February 2, 2011