Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the settlement. Detailed information about the settlement is contained in the Class Notice and Settlement Agreement.

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us directly.

About The Settlement

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit was filed on March 9, 2017 on behalf of the two plaintiffs and similarly situated people (the “Class”).  The plaintiffs alleged that AdvoCare operated a pyramid scheme contrary to federal law and that they suffered damages because of AdvoCare’s operation of a pyramid scheme.  Only one of the plaintiffs—Megan Cornelius—remains in the case. AdvoCare denies the claims made in the lawsuit and denies that it violated the law or operated as a pyramid scheme. No trial has been held on the merits of any allegations against AdvoCare or AdvoCare’s defenses.

Who is included in the settlement?

You may be able to receive a cash award if you were a Distributor associated with AdvoCare who paid fees, purchased a “distributor kit,” and/or purchased products from AdvoCare between March 9, 2013 and May 17, 2016, who lost money from their participation in the AdvoCare alleged scheme, and whose distributorships were suspended without reinstatement or terminated by May 17, 2016.  Distributors who made no purchases from AdvoCare after May 17, 2016, and paid no dues after May 17, 2016, will be considered terminated as of May 17, 2016.  Distributors will be considered to have lost money if the sum of the money they paid AdvoCare for fees and sales aids and the money they paid AdvoCare for product (net of refunded amounts), reduced by 65% of the amount paid for product, is greater than the money they received from AdvoCare.

What does the Settlement provide?

The proposed Settlement Agreement provides a cash “Settlement Fund” of $10,500,000 in cash to pay Class Members.  This fund will also be used to pay any service award, attorneys’ fees and costs, and costs to administer the settlement.  The Net Settlement Amount (after deduction of any court-approved attorneys’ fees and costs, administrative expenses, and service award to the class representative) will be allocated to valid claims submitted by Class Members according to the proposed Settlement Agreement to be approved by the Court.

The attorneys’ fees and costs, settlement administration costs, and other relevant costs will be paid from the cash Settlement Fund.  The remainder of the cash Settlement Fund will be used to pay valid claims.

More details on the settlement are available in the Settlement Agreement, which is available here.

How do I get a settlement payment?

To qualify for payment from the cash Settlement Fund you must submit a Claims Form online here, fill it out and email it to no later than May 17, 2021,  or fill it out and mail it postmarked no later than May 17, 2021 to:

AdvoCare Class Action Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2007
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2007

To file a claim online, you will need your claim number and PIN, which you can find in the email you received or on the claims form you received in the mail. If you do not have your claim number and PIN, please contact the Settlement Administrator.

What happens if I do nothing?

If the Settlement Agreement is approved and you do nothing, you will receive no compensation from the Settlement Agreement and you will be bound by the settlement terms and judgment and will not be able to later sue AdvoCare about the claims in this lawsuit. To receive payment, you must file a claim.

How can I update my address?

You can update your address when you file an online claim or on your paper claim form.  If your address changes after you file your claim form, you must write to the Settlement Administrator at this address, providing your name, claim number, old address and new address.

AdvoCare Class Action Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2007
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2007

You may also email the Settlement Administrator at to update your address.

What if I have more questions?

If you still have questions, you may call the Settlement Administrator at (833) 983-2535, or email them at

More details are in the Settlement Agreement.  You can also write with questions to:

AdvoCare Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2007
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2007