It is easy to ignore the fine print when the big letters say "it's just a dollar".
People who bought engine oil at Dollar General Corp. stores in at least 16 states learned that the difficult way when buying oil with "not suitable for use in most petrol engines built after 1988" and "not suitable for use in gas engines built after 1930, "according to a federal class action dress announced on Saturday.
16 states claimed that Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based discount chain, sold "useless" engine oil to its customers, according to Fox 19's Cincinnati TV station; Ohio is among the 16 states where drivers were drawn to buy the cheap oil.
The process claims that the oil was sold next to big brands and that the company knew the oil was useless and sold it anyway. In court documents, Dollar General says that it understood that the oil could not be used in most cars but claims that it sold it to customers who want to use it in lawns, boats and other equipment compatible with the oil, according to the news report. [1