In re ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Wesson Oil Settlement
Case No. 2:11-cv-05379-CJC-AGR, MDL No. 2291

Welcome to the Wesson Oil Settlement Website

If you resided in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, or Texas and purchased Wesson Oil products in that state for your own personal, non-commercial use, you may be eligible to receive a payment from a class action settlement.

What is this lawsuit and Settlement about?

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit (In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:11-cv-05379-CJC-AGR, MDL No. 2291) involving claims that the marketing, advertising and sale of Wesson brand cooking oils, including Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend (“Wesson Oil Products”) made from Genetically Modified Ingredients (“GMOs”) as “100% Natural” was unlawful. The Defendant, Conagra, denies that it did anything wrong.  The parties settled to avoid further costs of litigation.

A more detailed description of the lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.

How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?

If you resided in any of the following eleven States and purchased Wesson Oil Products in that state for your own personal, non-commercial use during these time periods, you may be eligible to participate in the proposed class action settlement:

 

STATE CLASS PERIOD
 California  June 28, 2007 through July 1, 2017
 Colorado  January 12, 2009 through July 1, 2017
 Florida  January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017
 Illinois  January 12, 2007 through July 1, 2017
 Indiana  January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017
 Nebraska  January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017
 New York  January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017
 Ohio  January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017
 Oregon  January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017
 South Dakota  January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017
 Texas  January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017

 

If you did not reside in any of these eleven States and did not purchase Wesson brand cooking oils in these states during these time periods, then you are not a Class Member and are not affected by this class action settlement.

Class Members' legal rights are affected whether they act or don't act.  Read the Posted Notice carefully.

Class Member Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

ACTION EXPLANATION DUE DATE
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Submitting a Valid Claim Form is the only way for you to get a payment from the Settlement. See FAQ 10. August 22, 2019
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You will receive no payment from the Settlement. You will not be bound by the terms of the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against the Defendant about the legal claims in this case. See FAQ 13.

August 6, 2019

Expired

OBJECT Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. See FAQ 18.

August 6, 2019

Expired

FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR AT THE FAIRNESS HEARING You or your attorney may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing. See FAQ 22.

August 6, 2019

Expired

GO TO A HEARING Attend the Fairness Hearing. See FAQ 20. October 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., Pacific
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up rights to ever sue the Defendant about the legal claims in this case. See FAQ 23.  

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Mail

Wesson Oil Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91249
Seattle, WA 98111-9349