Case Information

  • Alexander Leon et al v Mishima Foods USA Inc

  • Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles

  • 20STCV38201

  • (888) 836-1699

About this case

If you purchased Mishima’s Wasabi Green Peas Product in California during certain time frames, you may be entitled to reimbursement from a class action settlement.

A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.

A proposed settlement has been reached in a lawsuit Alexander Leon v. Mishima Foods USA, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV38201, claiming that certain products were labeled as containing “Wasabi” even though they do not. Mishima denies all claims and liability but has agreed to settle to avoid further expense, inconvenience, interference with its ongoing business operations, and burdensome litigation.

Who are Class Members?

You are a class member if you purchased, between April 6, 2016 and March 17, 2022, Mishima’s Wasabi Green Peas Product in California.

What does the settlement provide?

Mishima has agreed to pay up to $49,980.84 in Settlement Benefits to the Settlement Class. Class Members who made eligible purchases have the right to submit a Claim and receive a Settlement Benefit. To receive a Settlement Benefit, you MUST complete a Claim Form, by July 31, 2022. To file a claim, choose one of the following options:

  • Option 1: Class Members who provide proof of purchase in the form of a receipt or other evidence will receive one ($1) dollar or one (1) Product Voucher per Qualified Purchase. Only one Authorized Claimant per Household is entitled to receive a Settlement Benefit unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
  • Option 2: Class Members who do not provide proof of purchase can submit an electronic declaration under penalty of perjury verifying: they made a Qualified Purchase(s) and will receive one ($1) dollar or one (1) Product Voucher per Qualified Purchase up to a maximum of five ($5) dollars or five (5) Product Vouchers:

Only one Authorized Claimant per Household is entitled to receive a Settlement Benefit unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.

The proposed Settlement Agreement is subject to Court approval. On July 26, 2022, at 10:30 a.m, in Department 12, Los Angeles Superior Court, Spring Street Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, a hearing will be held on whether the proposed settlement should be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate. You may appear remotely, by audio or video, by visiting https://my.lacourt.org/laccwelcome.

This is only a summary. For complete details, reference the Settlement Agreement, Preliminary Approval Order, and full Notice of Class action Settlement posted on this website under Important Documents, or call toll-free (888) 836-1699.

Important Dates


Preliminary Approval Hearing03/14/2022
Preliminary Approval Order03/17/2022
Notification Mailing05/11/2022
Final Approval Hearing 07/26/2022
Response Deadline07/31/2022