Wesson ‘Natural’ Cooking Oil Settlement
This is a lawsuit involving claims that the marketing, advertising and sale of Wesson brand cooking oils, including Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend (“Wesson Oil Products”) made from Genetically Modified Ingredients (“GMOs”) as “100% Natural” was unlawful. The Defendant, Conagra, denies that it did anything wrong. The parties settled to avoid further costs of litigation.
The Classes consist of all natural persons who resided in one of the following eleven States and purchased Wesson Oil Products in that State, for their own personal, non-commercial use, during the following time periods:
|California||June 28, 2007 through July 1, 2017|
|Colorado||January 12, 2009 through July 1, 2017|
|Florida||January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017|
|Illinois||January 12, 2007 through July 1, 2017|
|Indiana||January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017|
|Nebraska||January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017|
|New York||January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017|
|Ohio||January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017|
|Oregon||January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017|
|South Dakota||January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017|
|Texas||January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017|
If you did not reside in any of these eleven States during these time periods or did not purchase Wesson brand cooking oils in these states, then you are not a Class Member and are not affected by this Action or this Settlement.
What Products Are Included?
“Wesson Oil Products” means Wesson brand cooking oils, including Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend, all of which were marketed, advertised, and sold as “Natural” during the applicable Class Periods.
How Much Do I Get?
The Settlement provides the following monetary benefits to Class Members:
- $0.15 for each unit of Wesson Oils purchased by members of each of the eleven Classes to Households submitting Valid Claim Forms (with a maximum Household recovery of 30 units without proof of purchase);
- an additional fund of $575,000 to be allocated to members of the New York and Oregon state classes who submit Valid Claim forms, as compensation for the statutory damages provided for in the consumer protection laws of those states which Plaintiffs contend apply;
- an additional fund of $10,000 to compensate members of each of the eleven Classes to Households submitting valid proof of purchase receipts for more than 30 purchases at $0.15 for each such purchase above 30. Should $10,000 be insufficient to cover such claims, Class Counsel shall pay the non-funded claims from any attorneys’ fees awarded in this case; should the $10,000 fund not be exhausted, the remaining funds will revert to category (b) above for payment to the New York and Oregon state Classes.
Must submit your Claim Form online or by mail by August 22, 2019.
Do Not Submit False Claims
These settlements enable you to get something back if you were wronged by merchants, manufacturers or other entities. They sometimes reach out to you to let you know that you’re part of a settlement, but that’s not always the case. make sure to check dates and products carefully to see if you’re eligible. You can look here for more settlement rebates that you might qualify for.
Please do not submit fraudulent claims for these settlement rebates. It takes money away from those who deserve a reimbursement, and furthermore it is illegal. You’re usually required to acknowledge something along these lines:
I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that all of the information provided on this Claim Form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
- File claim here
- Rebate: Up to $4.50 without proof, more with proof
- Proof of Purchase Required: No
- Settlement Pool: $27,000,000
- Filing Deadline: August 22, 2019
- Read Settlement Details Here