MEI LifeTime Engine Agreement 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:

McGowan Enterprises, Inc. (MEI) has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it included an illegal tying provision in its LifeTime Engine Guarantee. The provision requires that the owners of the covered engine have the oil changed professionally once every four months or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first, and requires that the oil used be Castrol brand. The complaint alleges that the agreement should not require use of a particular brand of oil, because it may be more expensive than other, comparable brands. 

Docket Number:


Company: McGowen Enterprises Inc.

Filing Deadline: July 2, 2018

Class Period: May 5, 2013 to January 8, 2017

Objection Deadline: July 2, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: July 2, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: October 2, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide evidence (such as a receipt) showing that you had the oil in the vehicle professionally changed between May 5, 2013 and January 8, 2017.


You may be eligible if, between May 5, 2013 and January 8, 2017, you bought a vehicle from Car Sense, Inc. (now MEI) and accepted the LifeTime Engine Guarantee offered by Car Sense.

Typical Settlement Amount:

One-time cash payment of $30 per class member.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky

Claim Form: MEI LifeTime Engine Agreement Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Leary v. McGowen Enterprises, Inc.

Settlement Website: MEI LifeTime Engine Agreement Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Leary v. MEI
c/o KCC Class Action Services
P.O. Box 404000
Louisville, KY 40233-4000

Tags: Refusal to Honor Warranty, Tying provision, Warranty