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Date: 11-07-2004

Case Style: Stephanie Bayhylee v. Jiffy Lube International, et al.

Case Number: CJ-02-00352

Judge: G. Bruce Sewell

Court: District Court, Cherokee County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Harry Scoufus, Sallisaw, Oklahoma for the plaintiffs.

Keith Ward of Richardson, Stoops, Richardson & Ward, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mark Wites, Florida

Defendant's Attorney:

Jennifer A. Blankenship of Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Class action claim by Stephanie Bayhylle individually and on behalf of Jiffy Lube customers who were charged $1.25 each for the alleged disposal of waste oil and other fluids captured during oil changes at Jiffy Lube stores outside of Oklahoma. The "environmental surcharge" was a fraudulent way that Jiffy Lube stores increased their income for the work performed by the company on customers' cars.

Outcome: Settled for $5 coupons for a potential 6 million Jiffy Lube customers and nothing for another 26 million.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Ward F. Sherman, expertise unknown.

Comments: None

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