Have you ever been misled by food labels? If so, you’re not alone! Wesson Oil recently settled a $3 million class-action lawsuit for false advertising. According to the lawsuit, Wesson falsely claimed that their oils were 100% natural and pure when, in fact, they contained genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Wesson cooking oil products at the center of this lawsuit are Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend. During the applicable recourse periods, all of these products were marketed and sold as natural.
People who lived in one of the 11 states between certain dates can take part in this settlement. California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, and Texas are all part of this settlement. The settlement period varies from state to state, but it runs from January 12, 2006, to July 1, 2017. If you bought any of these Wesson cooking oil products during the given time period and live in one of the 11 states, you may be able to get money from this class action lawsuit settlement.
To be eligible, you must have bought Wesson Oil products for your own use, not for resale, in one of the following states between the dates listed:
Illinois (January 12, 2009–July 1, 2017)
Indiana (January 12, 2006–July 1, 2017)
Texas (January 12, 2010–July 1, 2017)
California (June 28, 2007–July 1, 2017)
Nebraska (12 January 2008 – 1 July 2017)
Colorado (From January 12, 2009 to July 1, 2017)
Oregon (January 12, 2006–July 1, 2017)
New York (January 12, 2008–July 1, 2017)
Florida (January 12, 2008–July 1, 2017)
South Dakota (January 12, 2006–July 1, 2017)
Ohio (January 12, 2010–July 1, 2017)
Members of the Wesson Oil False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit Settlement may be eligible for up to $0.15 per unit of Wesson Oil Products purchased during the applicable class period.
A total of $3,000,000 has been set aside in a Settlement Fund to cover all payments, expenses, and administrative costs. Of that amount, $575,000 has been allocated only to members of the New York and Oregon classes.
Class members must submit a valid Claim Form to be eligible to receive payment. All claims must be submitted by May 22, 2023.