Did you receive a notice from Whirlpool? Did you receive a mail about a class action on the settlement to resolve claims about the Whirlpool leaky refrigerator lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
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What Is Whirlpool leaky refrigerator Class Action Settlement?
Whirlpool has agreed to pay $21 million to resolve claims that some of their refrigerators have defective drain tubes that may cause water to leak into the freezer. The name of the case is Julie Corzine v. Whirlpool Corporation, Case No. 5:15-cv-05764-BLF, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
What Is This Class Action All About?
The refrigerators covered in this settlement were sold under the Whirlpool, Amana, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid brands.
Plaintiff Julie Corzine filed her refrigerator class action lawsuit against Whirlpool and Maytag in November 2015. She claimed that some of their refrigerator models have a defect that leads to a buildup of ice that eventually causes water leakage from the bottom of the appliances.
Whirlpool attempted to dodge the suit but was forced to face the claims by a federal judge in October 2016. While the judge dismissed some negligence claims, she found that the plaintiff’s breach of warranty allegations were still able to proceed.
Whirlpool agreed to settle the class action against them in July. Under settlement terms, the company will pay $21 million and will continue its replacement parts program through the end of 2021.
Who Is Eligible?
The settlement benefits all class members who purchased certain Whirlpool-manufactured refrigerators, acquired the refrigerators as part of a home purchase or remodel, or who received the refrigerators as a gift.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
For a class member to partake in this settlement, class members had until Jan. 22, 2020, to file a valid claim form. The proof is required to validate repair costs. The deadline to opt out of or object to the leaky refrigerator settlement has passed.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement is Up to $150 in compensation, based on the following reimbursement rules:
- 100 percent reimbursement for parts and labor costs for qualifying repairs paid for in years one to three after purchase
- 100 percent reimbursement for parts and 65 percent reimbursement of labor costs for qualifying repairs paid for in year four after purchase
- 100 percent reimbursement for parts and 50 percent reimbursement of labor costs for qualifying repairs paid for in year five after purchase. The proof of purchase is the documentation supporting repairs and associated costs.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website www.FreezerSettlement.com, just like the Sanyo Solar class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. The final approval hearing in the Whirlpool refrigerator settlement took place Nov. 22, 2019.