Trinity Defective ET Plus Guardrail Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Trinity Industries, Inc. and Trinity Highway Products, LLC are settling a class action about their ET Plus guardrail with four-inch feeder chutes. The complaint alleged the guardrail was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous and that where it was installed it should be replaced.

Docket Number:


Company: Trinity Industries, Inc.

Filing Deadline: October 9, 2028

Final Approval Hearing: August 30, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide documentation.


You may be eligible if you are a Missouri county with a population of 10,000 or more persons (as found by the Missouri Census Data Center as of July 1, 2014, including independent city the City of St. Louis, and the State of Missouri’s transportation authority, which have or had ET Plus guardrail end terminals with four-inch-wide feeder chutes installed on the roadways they own and maintain.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The settlement offers the following:
- Money for class members who previously removed and replaced undamaged four-inch ET Plus devices; $3,500,000 allocated for this item, with a deadline of 10/10/2023.
- Money to pay for locating undamaged four-inch ET Plus guardrail on roads they own and maintain; $2,500,000 allocated for this function, with a deadline of 01/09/2023.
- A new MASH Type A tangent end terminal plus a flat payment of $1,700 for each undamaged four-inch ET Plus currently installed on roadways they own and maintain; deadline of 10/09/2028.
The above are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Settlement Agreement. If claims add up to more than the amounts allocated, they will be prioritized as set forth in the Settlement Agreement. You may submit as many claims for replacements as are necessary during the six-year period after the final judgment.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,000,000 for prior replacement and location

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Stueve Siegle Hanson LLP

Case Name: Jackson County, Missouri v. Trinity Industries, Inc., and Trinity Highway Products, LLC

Settlement Website: Trinity ET Plus Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Trinity ET Plus Settlement
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002

Tags: Defective Product, Guardrail