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Dollar General Obsolete Motor Oil Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case 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:

16-02709-MD-W-GAF

Company: Dollar General Corporation

Filing Deadline: August 23, 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, 2021

Proof 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.pdf

Eligibility:

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.

Refund claims can no longer be made. However, you can still make a claim for a property damage benefit.

Total Settlement Amount: Maximum of $28,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Maximum total amount of $135,000 for all class representatives

Law Firms:
Kanner & Whiteley LLC
Milstein Jackson Fairchild & Wade LLP
Motley Rice LLC

Claim Form: Dollar General Obsolete Motor Oil Settlement Property Damage Benefits Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Dollar General Corp. Motor Oil Marketing and Sales Practices Litig.

Settlement Website: Dollar General Obsolete Motor Oil Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re Dollar General Corp.
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 559
Warminster, PA 18974-0559
1-833-326-0769

Tags: Causing damage, Deceptive Advertising, Defective Product, Item Does Not Do What It Is Advertised to Do, Motor Oil