Class Eligibility

All persons in the United States who purchased, for personal or household use Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in 42.3-ounce jars.This product was available for sale at Costco, in a single unit containing two jars, from approximately March 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, but the Settlement Class covers the time period from March 1, 2014 to the date this notice was issued, as some jars may have been re-sold after June 2016.

Estimated Amount


The settlement pool remaining after costs will be divided among qualified class members up to 5 units per member allocating equal amounts

Proof of Purchase


Costco members must provide membership number. It will be used to verify their transaction

Non-Costco members must provide proof of purchase

Case Name

James Boswell et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. et al.
Case No: 8:16-CV-00278-DOC
United States District Court, Central District of California

Case Summary

This settlement resolves a lawsuit (the “Action”) against Costco Wholesale Corp. and the supplier of the coconut oil LODC Group, Ltd., (referred to collectively as “Costco”), alleging that Costco, which marketed and sold the Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil that is the subject of the Action, violated certain laws by misleadingly marketing the product as healthy.

Settlement Pool





Kirkland Signature Coconut Oil Settlement
c/o Dahl Administration
PO Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

31 responses to “Kirkland (Costco) Organic Coconut Oil Class Action Settlement”

  1. Joyce Grubbe says:

    Yes we purchased the 42.3 oz jars please get us in on the class action suit , thanks sincerely Joyce Grubbe, Costco number is 308255655000 for proof of purschase…

    ADMIN – Hi Joyce,

    Placing your info here does not result in a claim. You must file a claim using the link provided.

  2. Teresa Syrios says:

    I totally disagree with the basis of this class action suit.
    Coconut oil is healthy. Read Mary Enig’s book, Eat Fat, Lose Fat.
    There have been many scientific studies proving that saturated fat is not the problem for heart disease and that it is not unhealthy unless it has been modified, ie as with margarine.
    It would make more sense to sue the margarine companies that claim to be “heart healthy”.
    Transfat has been proved to be very harmful to health.

    ADMIN – Hi Teresa,

    I suspect the judge and those involved in the settlement used research as the basis for this decision. If you are happy with your oil continue to enjoy it.

    • Heather says:

      Admin– yes, I also suspect the recent findings of research funded by the corn industry were used in this finding. Absolute, utter tripe. If corporate farms grew coconut oil here, the “research” would look a lot different.

      ADMIN – Hi Heather,

      Most coconut oil production is controlled by large American corporations.

    • Agree with Teresa says:

      ADMIN: I suspect the judge may be 1) reading junk science funded by promoters of unhealthful, conventional alternatives to coconut oil (who are undoubtedly losing significant profits as a result of the public’s increased awareness of genuine health and nutrition); 2) possesses a conflict of interest involving said competitors of coconut oil.

      ADMIN – Hi There,

      Those are very strong suspicions there! What if it was the coconut oil manufacturers who are actually trying to deceive us??
      I prefer bacon grease myself so my opinion is unbiased.

    • Tom Hedlund says:

      Before 1957 there was a marketing war between fat and sugar– fat lost the war. Then the propaganda war against the American people also began, to us to eat more sugar. Sugar is the primary cause of cancer. Fat is necessary to digest vital minerals (vitamins) like D and E, among others. Animal is as toxic as smoking, but plant-based fats are the basis of protein. Any research against unprocessed animal fat is paid for by the sugar and meat industries.

      ADMIN – Hi Tom,

      Everything in moderation.

  3. Meriah Main says:

    We love Costco and their availability of healthy choices. We purchased the oil and we’ll not participate in the law suit.

    ADMIN – Hi Mariah,

    Less participation means more money for those that decide to file.

    • James Ronald says:

      You can Object to the Settlement and still receive payment. If you do get a check I would think twice before depositing. I have deposited such claim checks in the past only to have them bounce and have my bank charge me for depositing a bad check.

      ADMIN – Hi James,

      I have never had a class action settlement check bounce. I have received some reports of checks bouncing from other community members.

  4. Michael Engquist says:

    Put me in the lawsuit, for a settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    To be part of this settlement you need to file a claim using the link provided.

  5. Carmen Sanchez says:

    Coconut Oil is very healthy good against Alzheimer get with it is healthy. I was not aware of what kind law suit was pending? I did filled the application not realizing what is all about until today 9/23/2017 and I do regret filling it 9/22/2017? I would like to be removed from this law suit? I enjoyed this coconut oil and my sister Down syndrome is eating and is holding on with Alzheimer 53 year old. I use it for cooking more digestible natural oil and I add it to my coffee drink and tea against Dementia and Alzheimer and also my mother eats it 93 old.
    Please remove me from this law suit? This law suit is nasty against healthy foods for people trying to eat more healthy getting out of oils not healthy killing and dying people Thank you my membership no 111870075711
    A reminder prediction 9/23/17 end of planet earth? please remove me please remove me

    ADMIN – Hi Carmen,

    Today is September 25th and we are still around and so is the planet. I cannot remove you but you can send a certified letter to the class action administrator requesting to be removed.

  6. Rosalyn Oliver Montford says:

    Please send me my class action settlement on the 42.3 oz Organic Coconut Oil in which i purchased. Thank you
    Rosalyn Oliver Montford

    ADMIN – Hi Rosalyn,

    Please use the link provided to file your claim.

  7. Edward Kerble says:

    In August 2015, I got a pacemaker installed. I purchased and used the Coconut virgin oil from Costco and am a member of Costco since 2013


    ADMIN – Hi Edward,

    Your pacemaker has nothing to do with the coconut oil situation. You just need to prove that you purchased oil via your membership.

    • Debbiedowner says:

      Rofl how thick headed are some people. Coconut oil gives no &$): about your pacemaker! Btw people get off the bandwagon it’s a trans fat and I went from low cholesterol to high cholesterol only by changing the addition of coconut oil. Blood work is facts. Oh and the ones that use it on their face. It’s a large molecule and actually clogs pores.

      ADMIN – Hi Debbie,

      Coconut oil is the same category as Young Living. Sacred cow.

  8. Floridalma Altamirano says:


    Put me in the lawsuit, for a settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Flori,

    To be a member of the class you need to file using your Costco membership 3

  9. Audrey says:

    Ridiculous. Coconut oils IS a healthy fat. I recieved this card in the mail.


    Audrey Christie, RN, MSN

    ADMIN – Hi Audrey,

    If you are not inclined to file a claim you are not obligated to do so.

  10. Pauline S. Brown says:

    enter me in the class action settlement. – Illinois

    ADMIN – Hi Pauline,

    Please use the link provided. We cannot enter you into the settlement. You must complete the claim yourself.

  11. Daniel Clancy says:

    As a consumer I am tired of being lied to.

  12. Bobbie Boehm says:

    Can I use my member number from when I purchased the oil? I am no longer a member. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Bobbie,

    Yes, I believe you can use your old membership number for this.

  13. Linda Bean says:

    I am opting out as well. I agree with those who are Happy Costco provides us with healthy choices. Do your research and you will find that you yourself could benefit from using coconut oil. It will be your loss when you get diseases only the american diet causes. This is a huge time waster, ludacris. There is no where to opt out from.

    ADMIN – Hi Linda,

    I would give it a try but I am allergic to coconut.

  14. Stacey says:

    This is a scam!!

    ADMIN – Hi Stacey,

    The settlement is a scam or the oil is a scam?

  15. Juanita Santos says:

    I have never had more fun than when started reading all the comments from the famous coconut oil. I learned from others that coconut oil was good as hair and scalp treatment, as a hair stylist I have learned that there was not such benefits from it. Believe or not believe, it’s your own decision, God bless you all

  16. E. Shatkin says:

    As a CostCo member I have looked everywhere for the basis of this class action suit. This is hard to find in your complex website. Can you please state SIMPLY in 3 or 4 sentences for LAY persons what this is about? Why and how is CostCo misleading in her marketing claims. Why is a class action suit necessary? If I get a cash payment for my purchases what does this do to the class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi Shatkin,

    Refer to the four sentences on the case summary. Costco advertised the product as a healthy option when there is no scientific evidence to back it up.

  17. Sandra says:

    I tried to submit the online form. I entered my membership number and first 3 letters of name and it says I need the 8 digit number. I do not have an 8 digit number. What do I do now?

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    Are there other persons under your Costco account? Have you tried their first three letters?

  18. Tay says:

    the claim form is not allowing me to put in my Costco ID number and 3 first letters of my first name

    ADMIN – Hi Tay,

    Please contact the administrator for this settlement directly using the info we provide on the main page. Just scroll up.

  19. Amit says:

    What if i have purchased the coconut oil in Sept 2017, am i eligible for the claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Amit,

    I believe the product you purchased was labeled different. The product in question was sold as indicated below:

    This product was available for sale at Costco, in a single unit containing two jars, from approximately March 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.

  20. Raja says:

    People people people, do your Home Work, Coconut Oil is HEALTHY for you, the Humanoid.
    Stop falling into the B.S. that chemical companies continue to support.
    Yes, our pharmaceutical Corporations
    have been the criminals creating and using known carcinogens KNOWINGLY addicting the Human race, KNOWINGLY increasing obesity, Diabetes, fibromyalgia and the BEAT goes on. All to the tune of Dummy them down, feed them the addictive products keep them coming back for more and more and then offer “medications” that relieve one disorder and manifest another….captives for life.
    WakeUP and smell the coffee…don’t be victim to Dummyville…eat foods that are REAL not manufactured with
    preservatives, you can’t even pronounce the “preservative additives.”
    God Bless Costco for respecting the Health and Wellness of we the Human.

    ADMIN – Hi Raja,

    Please provide links to research that proves your point.

  21. Eboni Burts says:

    Add me. I consumed the product.

    ADMIN – Hi Eboni,

    You need to click on the link and complete a claim form.

  22. Maria says:

    simple question…just to be clear…if we won…the share is goin to be no more than 20.00 dollars…( the limit is 5 unit)..and just to be sure..i know we don’t have to pay for the lawyers…If we we have to pay back…and by doing this is not goin to affect my membership at Costco or something like that….just my questions hope you can reply by my email please…thanks..

    ADMIN – Hi Maria,

    The settlement has been agreed on and you will get paid if you file. It will not affect your membership and you don’t have to pay anything back ever.

  23. Jennifer Elliott says:

    Dear ADMIN,
    Your witty but informative comments made me laugh out loud so many times! I read this entire page of comments and replies. Thank you for a fun distraction from my work day. Personally, I use coconut oil for many of the applications mentioned here: skin moisturizer, scalp nourishment to get rid of dandruff on my son’s head, I have added it to coffee, I love it in my oatmeal and I sometimes use it as a cooking oil for white flaky fish. But just so we’re all clear: I prefer bacon fat and Kerry Gold butter over coconut oil and olive oil when I cook.

    ADMIN – Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for your kind words. I am not a fan of coconut oil. On the other hand I am pretty confident bacon and Kerry Gold are the panacea for all maladies of body and soul. Even without coconut oil I have managed to remain “above the wellness line” as defined by my Young Living representative.

    Here is to many years full of bacon and butter!

  24. Lucia Bonilla says:

    I am not going to file for claim because coconut has help my family in so many ways,
    All you money hungry people can keep it. Keep the money, keep you ignorance,

    ADMIN – Hi Lucia,

    I would not go as far as calling people ignorant. I the case of coconut v. science it seems science generally wins.

  25. Jacquelyn says:

    I have already submitted my claim back in October before the deadline, and looks like the plaintiff won, we should received a check late March April right ?

    ADMIN – Hi Jacquelyn,

    Yes, final approval took place on December 2017, You are likely to see a check on the first six months of the year unless there are additional appeals.

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