Alea et al. v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Welcome to Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (“Wilson”) concerning certain Prime BBCOR Bats. Those purchasers included in the settlement have legal rights and options and deadlines by which they must exercise them.


You may be included in the settlement if you purchased in the United States one or more of the following models of Wilson Prime BBCOR Bats from retailers after April 21, 2015, excluding auction sites such as eBay: a new Louisville Slugger Prime 915 BBCOR baseball bat, or a new Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR baseball bat, or a new Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR baseball bat. See more details on eligible bats below.


If you have a good faith belief that your Prime BBCOR Bat has a Compromised Connection, the proposed settlement provides for a free Inspection, Replacement, or Discount Program to determine whether your Prime BBCOR Bat has a Comprimised Connection in the “TRU3” connection area of a Prime BBCOR Bat, and if it does, to provide you with a free replacement. The settlement also provides certain qualifying Class Members with a discount towards a new bat.

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

YOU MAY:

DATE/CLAIM PERIOD

SEEK INSPECTION OF YOUR PRIME BBCOR BAT UNDER THE INSPECTION, REPLACEMENT, OR DISCOUNT PROGRAM

If you have a good faith belief that your Prime BBCOR Bat has a Compromised Connection, you are entitled to have your Prime BBCOR Bat inspected to determine whether your Prime BBCOR Bat has a Compromised Connection. If the inspection shows that your Prime BBCOR Bat has a Compromised Connection, Wilson will replace the Prime BBCOR Bat at no cost to you. If the inspection confirms that your Prime BBCOR Bat DOES NOT have a Compromised Connection, Wilson shall provide you one of the two following options: a) a 20% discount voucher, valid for use at www.slugger.com for the purchase of a new Louisville Slugger BBCOR baseball bat; or b) Wilson will return your bat to you.

October 10, 2019

OBJECT

Write to the Court about why you do not like the proposed settlement.

May 6, 2019

EXCLUDE YOURSELF         

Ask to get out (opt out) of the proposed settlement. If you do this, you are not entitled to any of the settlement benefits, but you keep your right to sue the Defendant about the issues in your own personal lawsuit. If you opt out of the settlement, you cannot object to it. May 6, 2019

APPEAR IN THE LAWSUIT OR GO TO THE FINAL FAIRNESS HEARING

You are not required to enter an appearance in the lawsuit in order to participate in the proposed settlement, but you may enter an appearance on your own or through your own lawyer in addition to filing an objection. You can also ask to speak in Court at the Final Fairness Hearing about the proposed settlement, if you have previously filed an objection and submitted a timely notice of intention to appear.

Notice of Appearance: May 6, 2019


Hearing Date: June 4, 2019

DO NOTHING

You may not receive certain settlement benefits that you may otherwise be eligible for and you give up the right to sue Wilson and Louisville Slugger about the issues in the lawsuit.