Blue Rhino Under-Filled Propane Tank Class Action Settlement
Stueve Siegel Hanson was settlement class counsel in a nationwide class action lawsuit that alleged that Blue Rhino, together with certain competitors, reduced the amount of propane gas in cylinders sold to customers. The plaintiffs claimed that Blue Rhino did not fill cylinders to the proper level and failed to disclose the actual net weight or level of propane in the cylinders to customers. The reduced volume was not visible from an examination of the cylinder. The lawsuit sought to recover the money that Blue Rhino customers may have been overcharged due to Blue Rhino's alleged conduct.
In 2012, the Court approved a $25 million settlement.