Case Number: No. 12-cv-249

Practice Area: Defective Products Consumer Protection

Case Status: Settled

Court: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Berger Montague served as Co-Lead Counsel and obtained a $21 million settlement on behalf of consumers who had water leaks and economic losses as a result of Uponor high-zinc yellow brass plumbing fittings used in potable water distribution systems throughout the United States. Led by Shanon J. Carson and Lawrence Deutsch of Berger Montague, the plaintiffs alleged that Uponor’s brass PEX fittings (Model 1960) were defective because they were made of material that was unsuitable for use in domestic plumbing systems. The plaintiffs alleged the brass plumbing fittings were prone to “dezincification” that restricted water flow and caused water leaks, leading to water damage in homes and buildings. The case, captioned George v. Uponor, Inc., et al., No. 12-CV-249 (ADM/JJK) (D. Minn.), was litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The settlement provided class members with an enhanced and extended warranty, substantial cash reimbursement for past and future water damage and repairs, and significant coverage for replacements in structures experiencing multiple product failures.

If you have suffered economic losses or personal injuries as a result of any defective product, please contact Shanon J. Carson of Berger Montague.

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