A class action lawsuit settlement is pending out of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California claiming that Interstate Batteries broke warranty and consumer protection laws by miscalculating the price charged for Replacement Batteries in some cases. InterstateBatteriesSettlement.com is the class administrators web portal. The lawsuit covers anyone who purchased a Interstate Batteries trademarked battery between the dates of 04-19-00 through 04-30-12 that was covered by a Previous Interstate Batteries’ Pro-Rata Warranty and was purchased from an Interstate Batteries authorized dealer. Interstate denies all wrong doing but has agreed to settlement to avoid a court battle that could go on for years and cost millions and millions of dollars. The lawsuit is entitled Milano v. Interstate Battery System of America, Inc and is case number 10-CV-2125-CW. The following brands are included in this class action lawsuit as well: Interstate Batteries, Nationwide, PowerVolt, and Quickstart brands. The popular Girard Gibbs LLP law firms has been appointed to represent the class members in this case.
The settlement consist of two tiers. Tier one class members are people who bought a battery but do not have a receipt. All tier one class members will receive a $5 product voucher if found eligible. Tier two class members are those who have a receipt from their purchase of a Replacement battery. Tier two class members can get a check card in the amount of $8.50 or a product voucher in the amount of $12 we would take the $8.50 in a heart beat. If you are a tier two claimant please make sure your receipt shows the place and date of purchase, the price of the replacement battery and the battery model/part number of the Replacement Battery. A settlement fairness hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 28, 2012 to determine the settlement terms are fair to the class members. If you wish to attend the hearing will be held at 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California 94612… right down the street from the Veterans Affairs Oakland Regional Office.