Windward Lawsuit

Word is that most of the parties involved in the class-action lawsuit against Windward Petroleum have settled out of court. A trial was tentatively scheduled for next month.

Readers of NOLN might remember that Windward, a major lubricants distributor, was accused in a civil court in 2007 of blending different brands and grades of lubricants before distributing them to customers, many of which were fast lube facilities. At its peak, the suit involved nearly two-dozen plaintiffs. 
Windward is reported to have settled by paying 38 cents on the dollar for the lubricants delivered to parties during the time period(s) in which the blending was alleged to occur. Most of the parties have reportedly settled, though a few dissenters linger. More to come.

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5 Responses to Windward Lawsuit

  1. Anonymous says:

    When you buy Alpo or Science Diet dog food would you be upset to find out it had Ol’Roy in the bag?When you pay extra for Coke or Pepsi, would you be upset if it had Sam’s Choice in the can?If you buy a Camry, and they bring around a Corolla, its a car, gets you around, but its not what you paid for! Same difference.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is this not illegal? FRAUD?

  3. Alyssa says:

    windward did nothing wrong!

  4. Anonymous says:

    RIP Windward Petroleum West Memphis plant 1/28/11. Sorry for the employees who stuck around, but you cheat your customers and your employees you got what you deserved.

  5. Anonymous says:

    talked to my rep at West Memphis Friday and they said nothing about a buyout…called today and they're gone……..oh well

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