Sauder Schelkopf and co-counsel secured a $43.5 million nationwide class action settlement on behalf of homeowners related to plumbing products manufactured by NIBCO. Sauder Schelkopf served as court appointed co-lead counsel in the lawsuit, which was filed in December 2013 and involved NIBCO’s PEX tubing, fittings, and clamps. It was alleged that the PEX products are prone to failure, leading to water damage. “This case was fiercely contested for over five years. The proposed settlement is an excellent result for homeowners. It provides substantial relief for past and future failures of NIBCO’s PEX products, including the option for a replumb,” said Joe Sauder of Sauder Schelkopf. This was one of the Top 50 Settlements in the United States in 2018.
Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized consumer class action practice with significant experience representing millions of individuals throughout the country. The attorneys at Sauder Schelkopf have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of consumers who purchased faulty products. We recently served as co-lead counsel in a $14 million settlement in Nebraska related to defective water connectors. We also recently settled a national class action in Washington state on behalf of tens of thousands of homeowners who had defective water filter systems installed under their sinks. Additionally, we recently achieved a $16.5 million settlement regarding defective toilet connectors.
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