Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
It’s costing more than $28 million to settle this combined class action against Dollar General Corporation, Dolgencorp, LLP, and DG Retail, LLC, for deceptive marketing of DG Auto motor oil that are obsolete and that could potentially harm automobiles. The complaint alleged that the DG auto motor oil sold between 2010 and 2017 was obsolete, that is, unsuitable, potentially harmful, and not effective as a motor oil. The oil in question is DG Auto SAE 10W-30 and 10W-40 for engines made after 1988, and DG Auto SAE 30 for engines made after 1930.Docket Number:
Company: Dollar General Corporation
Filing Deadline: June 8, 2021
Class Period: September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2017
Objection Deadline: May 10, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: May 10, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: June 22, 2021Proof of Purchase:
You do not have to have proof of purchase for the oil purchase refund, but you can get a larger award if you do. If you want to make a claim for damage to equipment, you will need proof. For more information, see the Claim Form or the Notice at http://www.dgmotoroilsettlement.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/Dollar_General_Long_Form_Notice_Final.pdfEligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person in the US who bought, between September 1, 2010 and December 31, 2017, for personal use and not for resale, any of the Dollar General DG-brand motor oils: DG SAE 10W-30 (SF specification) or DG SAE 10W-40 (SF specification) for use in vehicles made after 1988 or DG SAE 30 (SA specification) for use in vehicles made after 1930.Typical Settlement Amount:
Benefits: (1) Partial Refund (Tier 1, no proof of purchase): $1.68 per quart, up to a maximum of ten quarts. (2) Full Refund (Tier 2, with proof of purchase): Full refund of amount paid for the oil. (3) Property Damage Benefit: Depends on various factors, include vehicle age, mileage, damage, and so on. For more information, see the Notice at http://www.dgmotoroilsettlement.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/Dollar_General_Long_Form_Notice_Final.pdf.
Total Settlement Amount: Maximum of $28,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Maximum total amount of $135,000 for all class representatives
Kanner & Whiteley LLC
Milstein Jackson Fairchild & Wade LLP
Motley Rice LLC
Case Name: In re: Dollar General Corp. Motor Oil Marketing and Sales Practices Litig.
Settlement Website: Dollar General Obsolete Motor Oil Settlement Website
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC
In re Dollar General Corp.
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 559
Warminster, PA 18974-0559