A preliminary settlement of up to $4,500,000.00 has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were exposed to hepatitis A related to eating at Genki Sushi restaurants in Hawaii in 2016, but who did not become ill with hepatitis A.

Qualified class members are entitled to receive up to either $350, $250, or $150 by submitting a claim form available at www.HawaiiHepA.com or by calling 1-800-532-9250.

 

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A CLAIM IS

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

In order to be eligible to participate in this settlement, you must fall within one of the three Subclasses summarized below.  The complete definition of the class and each subclass can be reviewed at www.HawaiiHepA.com.

HOW DO I FILL OUT THE CLAIM FORM?

If you are an eligible Subclass member (see below for description of each subclass), download the claim form available at: https://hawaiihepa.com/documents/HepA-Hawaii-ClaimForm.pdf.

Step 1:  Fill out the Contact Information.  Submit a new form for each person making a claim.

Step 2:  Select which subclass you are in (only check one).  Fill out the requested information associated with the subclass you are in.

Step 3:  Fill in the treatment information.  If the treatment was paid for insurance, please provide the information for the insurer.  No backup documentation is required.

If you did NOT use insurance, you MUST provide supporting documentation (e.g., receipt, documents from provider/physician, etc.).    

Step 4:  Sign the declaration and return the form via mail or email.  The deadline to submit a claim form is November 29, 2018. Forms received after that date will not be be processed.    

MAIL: Hawai’i Hep-A Claims c/o The Notice Company P.O. Box 455 Hingham, MA 02043

Fax: 808-748-0584

EMAIL: claims@HawaiiHepA.com

WHAT ARE THE SUBCLASSES?

Subclass 1 – up to $350: All Class Members who were in “contact” with one of the 292 persons who the Hawai’i Department of Health identified as infected with HAV as part of the 2016 Hepatitis A Outbreak.

A “contact” is defined as:

  • All household members of one of the 292 persons
  • All sexual contacts with one of the 292 persons
  • Anyone sharing illicit drugs with one of the 292 persons
  • Anyone sharing food or eating or drinking utensils with one of the 292 persons
  • Anyone consuming ready-to-eat foods prepared by one of the 292 persons

Subclass 2 – up to $250:  Subclass 3 members are those individuals who:

  • ate at any of the Genki Sushi locations identified below on or between August 1 to August 16, 2016; and
  • received preventative medical treatment, such as receiving immune globulin, HAV vaccine, or blood test within fourteen days of eating at one of the Genki locations below.

KAUAI:

  • 3-2600 Kaumaulii Hwy, Kauai, HI 96766

OAHU:

  • 820 West Hind Drive, # 102, Honolulu, HI 96821
  • 1450 Ala Moana Blvd #2096, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • 91-1401 Fort Weaver Rd. D-102, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
  • 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744
  • 888 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
  • 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707
  • 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Ste. 801, Aiea, HI 96701
  • 94-799 Lumiaina St., Waipahu, HI 96797
  • 98-430 Kamehameha Hwy, Pearl City, HI 96782
  • 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

MAUI:

  • 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
  • 435 Keawe St., Lahaina, HI 96761

Subclass 3 – up to $150:  Subclass 3 members are those individuals who:

  • consumed food or drink from any of the following establishments on the specific dates identified below; and
  • received preventative medical treatment, such as receiving immune globulin, HAV vaccine, or blood test within fourteen days of eating at one of the establishments below.

Baskin Robbins located at Waikele Center, HI 96797:

  • June 30 and July 1, 2, 2016;

Taco Bell located at 94-790 Uke’e St., Waipahu, HI 96797:

  • July 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 2016;

Sushi Shiono located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738:

  • July 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2016;

Chili’s Grill & Bar located at 590 Farrington Hwy, Kapoelei, HI 96707:

  • July 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 2016;

Twelve Hawaiian Airlines Flights

  • Flight 118 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 117 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 382 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 383 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 396 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 365 on July 24, 2016;
  • Flight 273 on July 25, 2016;
  • Flight 68 on July 25, 2016;
  • Flight 65 on July 25, 2016;
  • Flight 147 on July 26, 2016;
  • Flight 18 on August 10, 2016;
  • Flight 17 on August 12, 2016;

Tamashiro Market located at 802 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817:

  • July 23, 2016

Papa John’s located at 94-1012 Waipahu St., Waipahu, HI 96797:

  • August 2, 2016

New Lin Fong Bakery located at 1132 Maunakea St., Honolulu, HI 96817:

  • July 27, 29, 30, and August 1, 3, 5, 6, 2016

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, located at 801 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814:

  • August 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 2016;

Kipapa Elementary School located at 95-76 Kipapa Dr., Mililani, HI 96789:

  • August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2016;

Zippy’s Restaurant located at 950 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei, HI 96707:

  • August 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 2016;

Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 at 1133 North Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817:

  • August 30-31 and September 1- 12, 2016;

Ohana Seafood at Sam’s Club at 1000 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City, HI 96782:

  • September 1- 11, 2016;

Chart House Restaurant located at 1765 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815:

  • September 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016; and

McDonald’s Restaurant located at 4618 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816:

  • October 5, 7, 11, 2016.

THE DEADLINE TO FILE A CLAIM IS

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

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If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis Ainfection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.