Wilson-DeMarini White Steel Softball Bat Class Action Settlement
The Settlement includes individual consumers, exclusive of Wilson, its employees, judges presiding over this case and Plaintiffs’ counsel, who purchased one or more new 13/14 White Steels from Wilson or an authorized dealer of Wilson in the United States from December 23, 2011 through June 6, 2018.
$35 to $85
Class members who bought a new 13/14 White Steel and who made and completed a warranty claim with Wilson will receive a $85 Wilson Voucher. Class members who initiated but did not complete the warranty process and provided Wilson with their contact information, proof of purchase and indicated the White Steel was the reason for their claim will also receive a $85 Wilson Voucher. Class members who did not start or complete a warranty claim will receive a $35 Wilson Voucher as long as they can show proof of purchase.
Proof of Purchase
Hiroyuki Oda, et al. v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.,Case No. 8:15-cv-02131,
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
The lawsuit claims that the 13/14 White Steels sold by Wilson were defectively designed and manufactured which caused the 13/14 White Steels to fail prematurely. Specifically, the lawsuit contends Wilson violated California and federal laws by failing to disclose the alleged defects and complying with its express warranty.
Wilson contends that the 13/14 White Steels were properly designed and manufactured, and that the vast majority of them did not fail prematurely, and has denied all of the claims in the lawsuit.