O’Reilly 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids
January 2020: The Thiry case was transferred to a court in Missouri to be consolidated with a related case, Allicks v. Omni Specialty Packaging (Case No. 19-cv-1038, W.D. Mo.) (Thiry v. Omni Specialty Packaging, LLC, Case No. 20-cv-132, W.D. Mo.)
September 2019: Another class-action lawsuit bringing similar allegations was filed. (Thiry et al v. Omni Specialty Packaging, LLC et al, Case No. 19-cv-3366, S.D. Tex.)
August 2019: The claims against O’Reilly Automotive were voluntarily dismissed without prejudice, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The claims against the other three defendants remain pending.
April 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against O’Reilly Automotive, Ozark Automotive, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Omni Specialty Packaging for allegedly misleadingly marketing that O’Reilly 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids provide anti-wear and protective benefits when, according to the complaint, the products do not provide the promised benefits. Plaintiffs also allege that the companies market that the tractor hydraulic fluids meet certain manufacturer specifications and the “303” specification when, according to the complaint, the products do not meet all of the listed manufacturer specifications and the “303” designation is obsolete. (Sevy et al v. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. et al, Case No. 19-cv-2192, D. Kan.)
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.