Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
This class action, about defects in dishwashers, has a half dozen defendants: Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Sears Roebuck and Co., Inc., Sears Canada, Inc., Whirlpool Canada Co., and Whirlpool Canada, LP. The complaint alleged that defects in the dishwashers caused them to overheat, ignite, emit smoke, sparks, fumes, or stop working (an Overheating Event). It claimed that the companies breached their warranties, were negligent, and violated consumer protection laws.Docket Number:
Company: Whirlpool Corporation
Filing Deadline: November 25, 2019
Class Period: October 1, 2000 to January 31, 2006
Objection Deadline: July 26, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: July 26, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: September 18, 2019Proof of Purchase:
You must provide the model and serial number of your washer, and it must be included on the Class Dishwasher list.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if your dishwasher model and serial number are included in the list for the settlement (the Class Dishwashers, Appendix B at the website), and you are a resident of Canada who either (a) bought a new Class Dishwasher, (b) acquired a Class Dishwasher in the purchase or remodeling of a home, or (c) received as a gift a new Class Dishwasher made between October 2000 and January 2006.
You may belong to one of two subclasses:
- The Past Overheating Subclass is class members who experienced an Overheating Event within twelve years of the purchase of their Class Dishwasher, but before May 27, 2019.
- The Future Overheating Subclass is class members who, within ten years of the purchase of their Class Dishwasher or within two years after May 27, 2019, whichever is later, experience an Overheating Event.
Also, Whirlpool will provide benefits to owners of certain Whirlpool-made dishwashers that are not Class Dishwashers (Appendix D at the website) if they experience an Overheating Event. For more information, see the Notice at http://www.dishwashersettlement.ca/media/1730469/notice_of_certification_and_settlement.pdf.Typical Settlement Amount:
Benefits include cash rebates, reimbursement for repairs or replacements due to an Overheating Event, cash payments for future Overheating Events, and 10-20% rebates on the purchase of new dishwashers. For more information, see the Notice at http://www.dishwashersettlement.ca/media/1730469/notice_of_certification_and_settlement.pdf.
Total Settlement Amount: UnknownClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Guardian Law Group
James H. Brown & Associates
Klein Lawyers LLP
Claim Form: Canadian Dishwasher Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Essa v. Whirlpool Corporation
Settlement Website: Canadian Dishwasher Settlement Website
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Canadian Dishwasher Class Action
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