Martin and Orscheln 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid 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:

Martin Operating Partnership, LP, which does business as Martin Lubricants, is settling a Missouri class action concerning its Martin 303 or Orscheln Premium 303 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid. The complaint alleges that the lubricants do not meet specifications for the product and that it may even damage equipment. Claims may be made for (a) purchases, and (b) losses because of damage to equipment.

The losses may include repairs, parts, and equipment purchases to remedy damage to seals, pumps, filters, gears, clutch and brake systems, power take-off (PTO) and losses incurred as a result of equipment being damages beyond reasonable repair as a result of damage and increased or excessive wear.

Docket Number:


Company: Martin Operating Partnership, LP

Filing Deadline: February 8, 2021

Class Period: May 25, 2013

Objection Deadline: February 8, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: February 8, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: March 23, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice with your purchase history, and the purchase history was accurate and complete, you do not need to provide documentation to get partial reimbursement for purchases. For claims for damage repair, you must provide the cost and date of the repairs as well as documentation if you have it. For claims for repairs not yet done, you should provide documentation of price estimates. For claims for damage to equipment where repairs were not feasible, you must provide documentation for that claim as well.


You may be eligible if
- You bought Martin 303 Martin 303 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid in Missouri between April 5, 2014 and the present; or
- You bought Orscheln Premium 303 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid in Missouri from Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC retail locations between May 25, 2013 throgh and September 2, 2014; or
- You bought either of the above during the class period and suffered losses due to damage to the equipment in which it was used.
Losses may not include incidental losses, such as downtime while equipment was being repaired or replaced.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Purchases: $5.25 per five-gallon bucket purchased. Repairs: to be determined upon review.

Total Settlement Amount: $450,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Clayton Jones Attorney at Law
Horn Aylward & Bandy LLC
White Graham Buckley & Carr LLC

Claim Form: Martin and Orscheln 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Burgess, et al. v. Martin Operating Partnership, LP

Settlement Website: Martin and Orscheln 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Martin 303 Settlement
c/o RG/2 Claims Administration
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479

Tags: Causing damage, Does Not Meet Specifications, Tractor Hydraulic Fluid