Viking VK457 Sprinkler Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Viking Group, Inc., The Viking Corporation, and Supply Network, Inc. (which does business as Viking Supplynet) have decided to settle a class action alleging that VK457 sprinklers which were made between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015 are defective. The complaint for the class action alleged that the sprinklers can turn on even when there is no fire.

Docket Number:

8:18-cv-02356-PJM

Company: Viking Group Inc.

Filing Deadline: July 18, 2022

Class Period: January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015

Objection Deadline: May 8, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: May 8, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: June 18, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You must have documentation to support your claim. For Activation Claims, you must have photographs, invoices, receipts, insurance records, or the like (a) that supports your claim that a non-fire activation occurred, (b) that states the date the activation occurred, and (c) that proves recoverable damages. For Replacement Claims, you must have documentation that you paid to replace the Subject Sprinklers.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you owned a residential or commercial building while it contained a Subject Sprinkler or while the structure sustained water damage from a non-fire activation of a Subject Sprinkler. The Subject Sprinklers are Viking VK457 sprinklers which were made between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015.

Typical Settlement Amount:

For Activation Claims: Claims can be submitted for non-fire activations that occurred on or after May 9, 2020. Such Claims must be submitted to the Settlement Administrator within 180 days after the non-fire activation. Claim Forms for Activation Claims can be submitted starting on May 9, 2020. Monetary benefits for unreimbursed expenses for things such as remediating water damage, repairing or replacing property, material and labor costs, and alternative lodging and meals. For Replacement Claims: Replacement of sprinklers at no cost or reimbursement of for replaced sprinklers. Replacement Claims may be submitted immediately. For more details, see the Notice at https://www.vk457sprinklersettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$1,000-$3,000

Law Firms:
Kramon & Graham
Sauder Schelkopf

Claim Form: Viking VK457 Sprinkler Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Jackson, et al. v. Viking Group Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Viking VK457 Sprinkler Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Viking VK457 Sprinkler Class Action Settlement
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3127
Portland, OR 97208-3127
info@VK457SprinklerSettlement.com
1-855-951-0810

Tags: Fire Sprinkler, Water Damage