Case Information
  • Dinges v. Stanley Black & Decker
  • THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI AT INDEPENDENCE
  • Case No. 2116-CV12037
  • (888) 428-6671
About This Case

IF YOU PURCHASED DEWALT, PORTER CABLE, OR BLACK & DECKER BRAND ORGANIC BONDED ABRASIVE WHEELS BETWEEN JUNE 7, 2015 AND FEBRUARY 7, 2022

A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.

Covered Products:
  • Organic bonded abrasive wheels sold under the DEWALT, Porter Cable, and Black & Decker brands.
What is this about?

The lawsuit claims that Defendant Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (“Defendant”) failed to provide adequate disclosures regarding the expiration date of the Covered Products. As part of the Settlement, Defendant has agreed to modify the packaging, and manuals or packaging inserts, for these products and provide payments to customers. Defendant denies any wrongdoing.

Who is included in the Settlement?

You may be included in the Settlement if you purchased Covered Products for personal use between June 7, 2015 and February 7, 2022.

What does the Settlement provide?

The Settlement will provide up to a maximum of $850,000 to pay timely and valid claims, as well as other fees and expenses. Settlement Class Members can receive up to $10, if no proof of purchase is provided, or up to $50 with proof of purchase, depending on their total purchases. The final amounts paid for valid claims may be reduced based on total number of claims received.

What are my rights?
  • Submit a Claim: – You must submit a claim to get a monetary Benefit from this Settlement. Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by May 2nd, 2022.You can submit a claim online here, or you can print off a paper Claim Form using the link at the top of this page.
  • Do Nothing If you do nothing, you remain in the Settlement, you give up your rights to sue, and you will not get any money.
  • Exclude Yourself This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to sue about the claims in this lawsuit. You will not get any money from the Settlement. Your request for exclusion must be postmarked by April 15, 2022.
  • File an Objection Stay in the Settlement but tell the Court why you think the Settlement should not be approved. Objections must be submitted by April 15, 2022.

The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing remotely in Division 2 of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, located at 308 W. Kansas Avenue, Independence, Missouri, 64050, in the courtroom of the Honorable Judge Kenneth R. Garrett III, on June 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., to decide whether to approve the Settlement and to award Attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to $250,000, and up to $5,000 to compensate the Class Representative. The information on how to join the remote hearing, along with all materials filed in support of the Settlement and the Application for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, will be posted on this website, once available. You may hire an attorney, at your own expense, to appear at the hearing, but you do not have to.

Claims will be paid only if the Court approves the Settlement and all appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

For more information, contact the Settlement Administrator at (888) 428-6671 or by writing to Dinges v. Black & Decker, P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799.

How do I exclude myself from the Settlement?

If you would like to request to be excluded from the Settlement, you must submit a written statement requesting to exclude yourself to the Settlement Administrator at Dinges v. Black & Decker, P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Your request should include your name, address, and telephone number. Your request must be postmarked or received by the Settlement Administrator on or before April 15, 2022. You must submit your request for exclusion individually. Group requests will not be allowed. If you purchased more than one Covered Product, your request to exclude yourself applies to all such purchases.

Can I attend the Final Approval Hearing remotely?

If you would like to attend the Final Approval Hearing remotely on June 20, 2022, at 10:00 am CT, you may call 1-877-411-9748, using access code 2210785#.