Merlex Stucco Rust Spot 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:

This settlement resolves a class action against Merlex Stucco, Inc. The complaint alleged that the stucco is defective because it contains deposits of iron, which show themselves eventually as rust spots.

Docket Number:


Company: Merlex Stucco, Inc.

Filing Deadline: May 13, 2021

Class Period: May 6, 2013

Objection Deadline: March 8, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: March 8, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: April 9, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If the Notice you received about this settlement was the first formal notice you received in this case, you may be a member of the Additional Settlement Class. If so, you must provide the required documentation, that is, documentary proof (a receipt, invoice, purchase order, or work order) that shows that Merlex Stucco was applied to your property on or after May 6, 2013.


You may be eligible if you belong to either of the classes below:

Litigation Class: All individuals who own or owned properties on the class list filed on June 5, 2019 in connection with the court’s May 16, 2019 order.

Additional Class: Those who live in California and are not part of the litigation class but who own or owned property to which Merlex Stucco was applied, on or after May 6, 2013, where the stucco was allegedly defective, improperly manufactured, or containing impurities that showed up with the appearance of rust in the stucco.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Free repair: either a Pick and Whole House Fog Repair or a Spot Pick and Spot Fog Repair. For more details, see the Notice at https://www.merlexstuccosettlement.com/admin/services/connectedapps.cms.extensions/

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$18,000, $6,000, and $3,000 respectively the Sandoval, Alms, and Hammett plaintiffs

Law Firms:
Bordin Semmer, LLP
Martorell Law, APC

Claim Form: Merlex Stucco Rust Spot Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Sandoval et al. v. Merlex Stucco, Inc.

Settlement Website: Merlex Stucco Rust Spot Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Merlex Stucco Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91238
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Defective Paint Stain Surfacing or Other Coverage, Defective Product