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Dude Products, Inc. $9,000,000 Settlement

Dude Products, Inc. has agreed to a $9,000,000 settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegations that Dude Wipes were misleadingly marketed as 'flushable.'

Dude Products, Inc. $9,000,000 Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of five (5) packages per Household without Proof of Purchase and up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of forty (40) packages per Household with Proof of Purchase
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    November 11, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $9,000,000
  • Final Approval:
    November 16, 2023
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Dude Products, Inc., the manufacturer of Dude Wipes branded wipes, has agreed to a settlement of up to $9,000,000. The lawsuit was filed by Josefina Darnall, George Wyant, Cheryl Rutkowski, and Dexter Cobb, who alleged that they were misled into believing that Dude Wipes were 'flushable.' Dude Products, Inc. has denied any wrongdoing and the allegations made by the plaintiffs. The court has not determined who is right, but both parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

The $9,000,000 Settlement

The settlement provides for a Settlement Fund of up to $9,000,000. Class members who purchased individual or multi-pack Dude Wipes Products between February 5, 2015, and August 8, 2023, are eligible to receive a cash payment from the Settlement Fund. The amount of the payment depends on whether the class member has proof of purchase or not.

The actual payment amount may be subject to pro rata adjustment depending on the number of approved claims filed. To file a claim, class members can either submit a claim form online through the settlement website or mail a completed paper claim form to the Claims Administrator.

Important Dates

  • Fairness Hearing: November 16, 2023
  • Deadline to File a Claim: November 11, 2023

Who are the Class Members?

The Class Members in this settlement include all persons in the United States (including its states, districts, or territories) who purchased one or more units of Dude Wipes Products during the Class Period from February 5, 2015, to August 8, 2023. This excludes persons who purchased for the purpose of resale.

There are no exclusions mentioned on the settlement website.

What Can Class Members Claim?

Class members without proof of purchase can receive up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of five (5) packages per household. Class members with proof of purchase can receive up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of forty (40) packages per household.

  • Class Members without Proof of Purchase: Up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of five (5) packages per Household
  • Class Members with Proof of Purchase: Up to $0.50 per Dude Wipes Product, for a maximum of forty (40) packages per Household

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

No, proof is not required to claim the reward, but the amount of the award will be higher with proof of purchase.

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The class action lawsuit was filed against Dude Products, Inc. alleging that they were misled into believing that Dude Wipes branded wipes were 'flushable.' Dude Products, Inc. denies any wrongdoing and denies the plaintiffs' allegations. The court has not determined who is right, but the parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for November 16, 2023. At the hearing, the court will consider the fairness of the settlement, including the proposed class counsel fees and service awards to the class representatives. Class members have the right to object to the settlement or appear at the hearing to express their opinions.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    Circuit Court of DuPage County
  • State:
    Illinois
  • Court:
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Dude Products, Inc.
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Bursor & Fisher, PA
  • Claims Admin:
    Dude Wipes Settlement c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC PO Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324 Phone: (833) 933-7887
  • Defendant Firm:
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