Kitec/IPEX Plumbing Product Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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:

IPEX, Inc. and its related companies are settling a group of US and Canadian class actions relating to their Kitec plumbing products and systems. The cmoplaint alleged that the systems and products were defective and prone to failures that might cause leaks or damage to surroundings. The products at issue may include components, parts, or systems, and may have been sold under other names, including PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls, and Plomberie Améliorée. See the settlement website for images of Kitec systems and products.

Docket Number:

09-md-2098-F

Company: IPEX Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 9, 2020

Objection Deadline: September 30, 2011

Exclusion Deadline: September 30, 2011

Final Approval Hearing: November 17, 2011

Proof of Purchase:

You must prove ownership of the property as well as document any repairs for which you are seeking reimbursement.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person who has owned, leased, or have the right to pursue claims in the name of those who have owned or leased, buildings, residences or other structures in the US that contain Kitec systems made or sold by IPEX. 

The Clark County Class is excluded from this settlement. Also, this settlement does not cover personal injuries or certain claims against builders or plumbers for certain installation failures. Additional classes exist for those in Canada.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Compensation for repairs and damage. At this point, compensation is only for the repair of structures that have Kitec systems that failed. However, if you have a Kitec system but have not yet experienced a leak, you should still file a claim. After compensating those who have had failures, money may be left over for some compensation to those who have not yet had leaks.

Total Settlement Amount: $125,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

up to US $10,000

Law Firms:
Audet & Partners
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Claim Form: Kitec/IPEX Plumbing Product Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Kitec Plumbing System Products

Settlement Website: Kitec/IPEX Plumbing Product Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CAC Services Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Kitec Claims Administrator

P.O. Box 6001
Larkspur, CA 94977-6001

Tags: Defective Product, Piping and Tubing, Plumbing Defects