ROLLA, Mo., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield, Attorneys at Law, regarding the Rust-Oleum class action settlement.
A proposed class action Settlement has been reached concerning Rust-Oleum marketing practices regarding certain Products. The case, White v. Rust-Oleum Corp., Case No. 16AC-CC00533, is pending in Cole County Circuit Court, Missouri.
What is this about?
The lawsuit claims that certain Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint Products were improperly labeled as providing twice the coverage of competing brands. As part of the Settlement, Defendant Rust-Oleum Corp. has agreed to stop this marketing practice and provide payments for customers. Rust-Oleum denies any wrongdoing.
Who is a Settlement Class Member?
You may be an eligible Settlement Class Member if you purchased (in the U.S., for personal use and not for resale) between December 12, 2011 and May 30, 2017, any Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint Products, including: Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X spray paint, Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Cover spray paint, PaintPlus Ultra Cover 2X spray paint, American Accents Ultra Cover 2X spray paint, and American Accents 2X Ultra Cover spray paint. A complete list of Products is found on the website below.
What are the Benefits?
Settlement Class Members without Proof of Purchase may elect a Benefit of $1.00 per Unit purchased, up to $3.00 per Household for Tier 1 Claims; or $1.50 per Unit, up to $6.00 per Household for Tier 2 Claims, if willing to provide additional information. Proof of Purchase is required to obtain a refund of more than $6.00 per Household. Payments may be less depending on a number of factors. There is also injunctive relief. Visit the website for details.
What are my rights?
You have the right to file a Claim, Opt-Out, Object, or do nothing. To receive a payment, you must submit a Claim online or by mail. Your Claim must be submitted online or postmarked by October 16, 2017. Or, you may Opt-Out. You will not receive a payment, but you will keep your right to pursue a separate lawsuit against the Defendant about these claims. Your request to Opt-Out must be postmarked by August 28, 2017. Finally, you may object to the Settlement. You must submit an Objection in writing. Complete information and instructions are available on the Settlement Website. Your Objection must be received by August 28, 2017. If you do nothing, you will receive no payment and have no right to sue later for the claims released by the Settlement.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing in the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, 301 E High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, in the courtroom of the Honorable Jon E. Beetem, Division One, on September 12, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., to decide whether to approve the Settlement and to award attorneys' fees and expenses of $1,740,000, and up to $5,000 as a Class Representative Service Award to each of two Class Representatives. The Fee and Expense Award and the Class Representative Service Award are to be paid by the Defendant and do not reduce the recovery by the class in any way. All briefs and materials filed in support of the Settlement and the Fee and Expense Award will be made available on the Settlement Website. You may attend this hearing, but you do not have to.
Payment will be made to the Settlement Class only if the Court approves the Settlement and all appeals are resolved. Please be patient. If the Settlement does not become effective, the Action will continue. You still have the right to make a Claim or file an Objection now and Opt-Out from the Action later if the Settlement does not become effective.
For more information, please visit www.SprayPaintSettlement.com, or contact the Settlement Administrator at (855) 486-7348 or by writing to Spray Paint Settlement, c/o Heffler Claims Group, P.O. Box 58788, Philadelphia, PA 19102-8788, or contact Class Counsel at Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield, 901 Pine Street, Suite 110, Rolla, MO 65401.
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SOURCE Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield, Attorneys at Law