Dollar General Agrees To Pay $28.5 Million In Class Action Settlement
Have you shopped at your local Dollar General store before? Dollar General, it seems, has it all. Like literally, you can find almost anything the moment you step inside one.
The retail chain store offers a wide variety of products ranging from food items to cosmetics and personal care products to even the most random item you can imagine.
Known for its ultra-low prices and bargain deals, it is no doubt that you have bought an item or two from a Dollar General store before.
However, did you know that Dollar General stores also carried motor oils in their stores?
For the money-savvy car owner, this must have been one of the best deals they could have stumbled upon, but it turns out that the company has allegedly duped its customers into believing that the motor oil products that it offered would work on their new model vehicles.
A nationwide slew of class action lawsuit was filed against Dollar General in 2015 after several car owners have reported issues with their cars after using the oil that they have bought from the retail store.
Some even suffered engine damage after using the motor oil from Dollar General.
Because of the gravity of the matter, the Dollar General oil class action was compiled and turned into a multi-district litigation (MDL) the following year by federal authorities.
Now, in order to end the litigation made against them, Dollar General has agreed to pay up $28.5 million as a settlement to affected class members eligible to make a claim.
Who Can Make A Claim?
According to preliminary reports and information available to the members of the general public, a person is eligible to file a claim in the Dollar General Motor Oil Class Action Settlement if they have bought, for personal use, a bottle or two of Dollar General’s DG-branded motor oil between September 1, 2020, to December 31, 2017.
Each claimant is entitled to $1.68 compensation per bottle of oil purchased. This can go up to ten bottles; ergo, a consumer can get up to $16.80 from this class action settlement.
If the claimant can present proof of purchase, they can claim a full money-back guarantee from the purchases that they have made.
For claimants that have experienced damage to their vehicles, Dollar General has promised to pay up to $2,250 for the repairs and other related costs incurred in the whole ordeal.
There are two deadlines a claimant should take note of in this class action settlement.
For those who are only eyeing a refund and did not experience any damage to their cars, the deadline is set for June 8, 2021.
However, if the claimant’s case is the latter and they have suffered damage to their vehicle, they can file a claim at a later date only until August 31, 2021.
This is a piece of on-going news, and we here at Consider The Consumer will give you the latest updates as soon as the pieces of information are unveiled to the public.
What is Dollar General?
Dollar General Corporation, or referred to as simply Dollar General in this feature, is a retail store company with its primary operations in the United States.
With more than 16,000 stores nationwide as of early this year, Dollar General is a well-known discount retailer that offers a wide range of products and services in its stores.
Headquartered in Tennessee, the company employs more than 140,000 people in its labor force.
Editor’s Note on Dollar General Motor Oil Class Action Settlement:
This feature article is published to inform you of the latest class action settlement that popular discount retailer Dollar General has agreed to enter to end litigation made against them.
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