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Smitty’s, Cam2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Partial Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This is a partial settlement of the Retailer Defendants only in a multidistrict litigation about certain 303 tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) made by Smitty’s Supply, Inc. and Cam2 International, LLC. The complaints alleged that (1) the THF did not meet specifications or provide the benefits promised by the product label, (2) that the 303 THF was made with inappropriate ingredients, including used transformer oil, used turbine oil, and line flush, and (3) that the use of the 303 THF can cause damage to equipment.

The four settling defendants are Tractor Supply Company, Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC, Rural King, and Atwood. These defendants did not make or label the 303 THF products. The case is continuing against the Manufacturer Defendants, Smitty’s and Cam2, who are alleged to be 90% responsible for actual damages and 100% responsible for punitive damages.

Docket Number:

MDL No. 2936; 4:20-MD-02936-SRB

Company: Smitty’s Supply Inc.

Filing Deadline: December 29, 2021

Class Period: December 1, 2013

Objection Deadline: December 29, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: December 29, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: January 6, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to submit a claim form if you received a Class Notice indicating that at least one of the four retailers had information about your purchases, and if you believe the purchase information is accurate and complete. If the purchases on your Notice are not accurate and complete, you should submit a Request for Correction Form. Documentation is requested for claims for damage to equipment. Those who did not receive a Notice should submit a Claim Form.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought any of the products listed below, from Tractor Supply Company (including Del’s Feed & Farm Supply locations), Rural King, Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC, or Atwood stores, in the US, between December 1, 2013 and the present.

Super S Supertrac 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
Super S 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
Cam2 ProMax 303 Tractor Hydraulic Oil
Cam2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Oil

Persons or entities who bought only Super S Supertrac 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid from a retailer in Missouri are not included in the Retailer Settlement or Retailer Settlement Class, because they were part of a previous settlement.

Typical Settlement Amount:

A Plan of Allocation will be devised for class members. No amounts have been determined yet. Benefits will include (1) a General Equipment Damage benefit, based on purchases: $12 for each 5-gallon bucket; $4 for each 1- gallon jug; $6 for each 2-gallon jug; and $90 for each 55-gallon drum, and (2) Repairs/Parts/Specific Equipment Damage, based on a Damage Claim Form.

Total Settlement Amount: $7,200,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$500

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

Claim Form: Smitty’s, Cam2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Partial Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re: Smitty’s/CAM2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Smitty’s, Cam2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Partial Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In Re: Smitty’s/CAM2 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation
c/o S RG/2 Claims Administration
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
Phone: 866-742-4955
Fax: 215-827-5551
303tractorhydraulic​fluidsettlement​@rg2claims.com

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Tractor Hydraulic Fluid