What we know about the class-action lawsuit against the cooking oil brand.
Attention residents of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, and Texas! If you purchased Wesson Oil Products in any of these states, you might be eligible for a payment from a newly proposed $3 million class action settlement. This new settlement replaces the previous one that was appealed and reversed by the Ninth Circuit.
|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 or did not purchase Wesson Oil Products in these states during the applicable Class Period, you are not a Class Member and are not affected by this Action or this Settlement.
- The Settlement will provide payments to those who qualify. Class Members must submit a timely and valid Claim Form to be eligible for a payment from the Settlement.
The class action lawsuit, known as In re ConAgra Foods, Inc (C.D. Cal., Case No. CV 11-05379-CJC (AGRx), MDL No. 2291), alleges that defendant Conagra violated certain laws in the marketing, advertising, and sale of Wesson brand cooking oils. The oils in question include Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend ("Wesson Oil Products"), made from Genetically Modified Ingredients ("GMOs") and marketed as "Natural." Conagra denies any wrongdoing and has asserted various defenses that it believes are meritorious.
To be eligible for the proposed settlement, you must have resided in one of the eleven states mentioned above and purchased Wesson Oil Products for personal, non-commercial use in that state during the applicable Class Period. The settlement is still pending final approval, but eligible consumers may receive a payment as part of the $3 million settlement fund if it is granted.
If you believe you are eligible for this settlement, keep an eye on the case developments and await further instructions on how to submit a claim. It is important to gather any relevant receipts or proof of purchase, as they may be required for the claim process. Stay informed by visiting the official settlement website, where updates and information on the case will be posted.
The new proposed settlement in the Wesson Oil Products class action lawsuit may provide eligible consumers with a payment from the $3 million fund. If you resided in one of the eleven states and purchased Wesson Oil Products for personal use during the applicable Class Period, make sure to follow the case closely and prepare any necessary documentation to submit a claim once the settlement is approved.
This is an opportunity for consumers to potentially receive compensation for the alleged misrepresentation of Wesson Oil Products as "Natural" despite containing GMOs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Wesson Oil Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 11050
Seattle, WA 98111-9349