Claims Open: AmeriGas Propane Tanks Settlement. No Proof Needed!
If you purchased AmeriGas or Blue Rhino Pre-Filled Propane Tanks covered in this lawsuit, then you may be eligible for a refund.
How do I file a claim?
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia
What’s this settlement about?
This class action settlement claims that AmeriGas and Blue Rhino lowered the amount of propane in their pre-filled propane tanks from 17 pounds to 15 pounds but did not reduce the price, resulting in inflated prices for propane customers.
What Products are Included? Where were they sold?
AmeriGas or Blue Rhino pre-filled tanks. These products are sold nationwide.
Who is eligible for a refund?
You are eligible for a refund if you bought or exchanged one or more AmeriGas and/or Blue Rhino pre-filled propane tanks between Dec. 1, 2009, and Nov. 30, 2020.
There are two settlement classes:
- Indirect Purchaser Settlement Class: this class includes all persons who, between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2020, in the States of Arizona, California, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or West Virginia, purchased an AmeriGas or Blue Rhino Propane Tank or paid to exchange their already-purchased Propane Tank for an AmeriGas or Blue Rhino Propane Tank, other than a wholesale purchase directly from AmeriGas or Blue Rhino for resale.
- Direct Purchaser Settlement Class: this class includes all persons who, between December 1, 2009 and November 30, 2020 in the United States, purchased an AmeriGas or Blue Rhino Propane Tank directly from AmeriGas or Blue Rhino through a vending machine installed at a retailer or other location, or paid AmeriGas or Blue Rhino directly through a vending machine installed at a retailer or other location to exchange an already-purchased Propane Tank for an AmeriGas or Blue Rhino Propane Tank, other than a wholesale purchase for resale. (This one is nationwide!)
Is a receipt required?
If you do not have receipts, then you can still file a claim.
How much will I get back?
- With proof of purchase, Class Members will be eligible to claim a cash payment of $5 for each tank purchased. There is no limit to the number of tanks that may be claimed with proof of purchase.
- Without proof of purchase, Class Members may claim $2.50 for each tank, up to 50 propane tanks, for a maximum of $125.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
The deadline is March 8, 2021
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