IF YOU PURCHASED DEWALT, PORTER CABLE, OR BLACK & DECKER BRAND ORGANIC BONDED ABRASIVE WHEELS BETWEEN JUNE 7, 2015 AND FEBRUARY 7, 2022
A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.
The lawsuit claims that Defendant Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (“Defendant”) failed to provide adequate disclosures regarding the expiration date of the Covered Products. As part of the Settlement, Defendant has agreed to modify the packaging, and manuals or packaging inserts, for these products and provide payments to customers. Defendant denies any wrongdoing.
You may be included in the Settlement if you purchased Covered Products for personal use between June 7, 2015 and February 7, 2022.
The Settlement will provide up to a maximum of $850,000 to pay timely and valid claims, as well as other fees and expenses. Settlement Class Members can receive up to $10, if no proof of purchase is provided, or up to $50 with proof of purchase, depending on their total purchases. The final amounts paid for valid claims may be reduced based on total number of claims received.
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing remotely in Division 2 of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, located at 308 W. Kansas Avenue, Independence, Missouri, 64050, in the courtroom of the Honorable Judge Kenneth R. Garrett III, on June 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., to decide whether to approve the Settlement and to award Attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to $250,000, and up to $5,000 to compensate the Class Representative. The information on how to join the remote hearing, along with all materials filed in support of the Settlement and the Application for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, will be posted on this website, once available. You may hire an attorney, at your own expense, to appear at the hearing, but you do not have to.
Claims will be paid only if the Court approves the Settlement and all appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
For more information, contact the Settlement Administrator at (888) 428-6671 or by writing to Dinges v. Black & Decker, P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799.
If you would like to request to be excluded from the Settlement, you must submit a written statement requesting to exclude yourself to the Settlement Administrator at Dinges v. Black & Decker, P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Your request should include your name, address, and telephone number. Your request must be postmarked or received by the Settlement Administrator on or before April 15, 2022. You must submit your request for exclusion individually. Group requests will not be allowed. If you purchased more than one Covered Product, your request to exclude yourself applies to all such purchases.
If you would like to attend the Final Approval Hearing remotely on June 20, 2022, at 10:00 am CT, you may call 1-877-411-9748, using access code 2210785#.
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