Darnall et al. v. Dude Products, Inc.

Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois, 18th Judicial Circuit
Case No. 2023LA000761

IF YOU PURCHASED AN INDIVIDUAL OR MULTI-PACK DUDE WIPES PRODUCT BETWEEN FEBRUARY 5, 2015 AND AUGUST 8, 2023, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. 

A Court authorized this website. You are not being sued. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

• A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Dude Products, Inc. Plaintiffs Josefina Darnall, George Wyant, Cheryl Rutkowski, and Dexter Cobb (collectively, the “Class Representatives”) allege that they were misled into believing that Dude Wipes branded wipes were “flushable.”  Dude Products, Inc. claims its products are flushable.  Thus, Dude Products, Inc. denies any wrongdoing and denies the Class Representatives’ allegations. The Court has not determined who is right.  Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

• You are included if you purchased an individual or multi-pack Dude Wipes Products during the Class Period between February 5, 2015, and August 8, 2023.

Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a cash payment from the Settlement Fund of up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Products, for a maximum of five (5) packages per Household for those Settlement Class Members without Proof of Purchase, and up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Products, for a maximum of forty (40) packages per Household for those with Proof of Purchase.  Settlement Class Members can file a claim for a benefit either with Proof or Purchase or without Proof of Purchase, but not both.

• Read this Settlement Website carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

FILE A CLAIM BY
NOVEMBER 11, 2023

This is the only way to receive a cash payment. By participating in the Settlement, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement and will give up certain rights.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY
OCTOBER 27, 2023

You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
OBJECT BY
OCTOBER 27, 2023

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
GO TO THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING ON
NOVEMBER 16, 2023

Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING
You will not get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue Defendant about the issues in this case.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Settlement Website.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel for the Parties and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Call
(833) 933-7887
Mail
Dude Wipes Settlement
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

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Registration

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Friday, October 27, 2023 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, October 27, 2023.
  • Objection Deadline

    Friday, October 27, 2023 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, October 27, 2023.
  • Claims Deadline

    Saturday, November 11, 2023 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Saturday, November 11, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Saturday, November 11, 2023.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2023. Please check this website for updates.

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