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Clark Law Firm Files Suit Against Dollar General for Selling Motor Oil that Damages Motors

The Clark Law Firm, PC has filed complaints against Dollar General (“DG”) alleging numerous consumer fraud violations relating to the sale and marketing of DG brand motor oil.  The complaints allege that Dollar General markets and sells to consumers store brand motor oil which is not suitable for – and in fact harmful to – engines built after 1988 and in some cases, engines built after 1930.  The Petroleum Quality Institute of America recently tested DG brand oils, including the SAE 30 DG brand motor oil and found the oil “meets only an API SA Service Classification. This is a specification for cars built prior to 1930, over 85 years ago.”

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The complaints allege that Dollar General places their store brand oil on the shelf in the automotive section next to name brand oils suitable for modern engines.  The DG brand oil is stored in bottles resembling the name brand oils, displays a racing flag and allegedly gives no indication on the front of the bottle which would indicate to the consumer the oil is severely outdated.  However, the back of the bottle bears a fine-print statement that the oil “is not suitable for use in most gasoline-powered automotive engines built after” either 1930 or 1988.  This statement further notes that, “[u]se in modern engines may cause unsatisfactory engine performance or equipment harm.”  Mouseprint* has a detailed examination of both this DG brand motor oil and its “warning.”

“This is a case of exploitation of the customer,” attorney Gerald Clark recently told WREG.

Consumers who have bought this DG brand motor oil have allegedly filed lawsuits against Dollar General in 14 states.

 To learn more about these allegations, review the filed complaints below.

  • New Jersey Complaint
  • New York Complaint

If you or anyone you know has purchased among the following:

Auto Club Motor Oil, Black Night Motor Oil, U.S. Spirit Motor Oil, MaxiGuard MG Motor Oil, LubeState Motor Oil, Orbit Motor Oil, U.S. Economy Motor Oil or American XT Motor Oil from a New Jersey Dollar Store; contact the Clark Law Firm, P.C. at (732) 443 – 0333 or with the Email form below. We handle defective product lawsuit cases.

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