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