Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you are a person(s) in the United States who are current or former owners of Structures containing Pella ProLine® brand aluminum clad wood casement, awning and/or transom windows (including 250 and 450 Series) manufactured by Pella Corporation between 1991 and 2009.

Estimated Amount

Varies

If you timely submit a complete and valid Claim Form, satisfy all of the requirements to become an Eligible Claimant,, and paid for Eligible Damage for which you were not fully reimbursed, you are entitled to receive cash for actual expenditures and expenses necessary to address the Eligible Damage to or from the Window (and to surrounding property) from Fund A.

Cash awards will be for the following four categories:

    The cost of the product (per window or sash);
    The cost of the installation labor (per window or sash);
    The cost of finishing (per window or sash); and
    The cost to repair damage to other property.

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Eubank, et al. v. Pella Corporation, et al.,
Case No. 1:06-cv-04481
District Court for the Northern District Illinois, Eastern Division

Case Summary

Plaintiffs allege Pella ProLine® Casement Windows manufactured by Pella Corporation contain defects that have caused water intrusion resulting in damage to the windows and/or Plaintiffs’ property; that some Pella ProLine® Casement Window owners have paid for repairs or replacements of these windows and property; and that some owners currently require or may in the future require repairs or replacements of these windows and property. The Lawsuit asserts claims against Defendants for violation of Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and substantially similar laws of certain other States, and declaratory relief based on alleged defects that have caused or will continue to cause damage to owners’ homes or personal property allegedly resulting from water-related intrusion. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations of wrongdoing and assert numerous defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims.

The Court has made no determination about the strengths or weaknesses of any of Plaintiffs’ contentions or any of Defendants’ defenses. Instead, Plaintiffs and Defendants have entered into a settlement to end the litigation. The Court has preliminarily approved a nationwide settlement.

Settlement Pool

$25,750,000

Deadline

6/20/2018

Contact


Eubank v. Pella Corporation Window Settlement Administrator
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants
P.O. Box 404041
Louisville, KY 40233-4041
1-866-658-6764
info@PellaWindowSettlement.com

22 responses to “Pella Windows ProLine Class Action Settlement”

  1. Cheryl Reinsberg says:

    I have Pella ProLine windows in my townhome. I need the claim forms. My windows were manufactured between 1991 and 2009. My townhome at 622 LeVander Way, South Saint Paul, MN 55075, was built in 2008. I am the original home-owner. Pella Proline windows were installed in the building process.

    ADMIN – Hi Cheryl,

    Please click on the link that reads “click here to file a claim”

  2. Josephine says:

    Hello, I had submitted all this information years ago including photos. Do I have to resubmit this info all over again?
    Please respond. Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Josephine,

    For this settlement? How did you submit stuff years ago for a recent settlement?

    • Amy Sutton says:

      I think this is the settlement to which they are referring. It was overturned. See below…

      “In 2013, a $90 million settlement was announced that gave the lawyers working on the case $11 million in legal fees.

      However, that decision was appealed, and in 2014 it was overturned by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, according to The Cook County Record. The appeals court cited a “grave conflict of interest” because the lead counsel in the class action litigation, Paul Weiss, was the son-in-law of Leonard Saltzman, the man who had initially filed the lawsuit. Additionally, Saltzman’s daughter and Weiss’ wife also worked at the law firm handling the case.

      “Only a tiny number of class members would have known about the family relationship between the lead class representative and the lead class counsel – a relationship that created a grave conflict of interest; for the larger the fee award to class counsel, the better off Saltzman’s daughter and son-in-law would be financially – and (which sharped the conflict of interest) by a lot,” wrote former judge Richard Posner in the decision.

      Weiss was eventually disbarred in 2015 by the Illinois Supreme Court.

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  3. Kristyl says:

    Are Pella Windows sold under a different name?

    ADMIN – Hi Kristyl,

    No

  4. RM says:

    I think Josephine was referring to the claim form and documentation we submitted in 2013. In July of 2013 claim forms and all documentation was submitted to Saltzman V. Pella Corporation. The claim form asked for by Eubank v. Pella Corporation is almost identical to the Saltzman form. Why do we have to submit the same information again? This is starting to remind me of the “Merchant of Venice”. Thank you.

    RM

    ADMIN – Hi RM,

    Reach out to the class action administrator, they are better equipped to provide you with clarification.

    • Amy Sutton says:

      In 2013, a $90 million settlement was announced that gave the lawyers working on the case $11 million in legal fees.

      However, that decision was appealed, and in 2014 it was overturned by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, according to The Cook County Record. The appeals court cited a “grave conflict of interest” because the lead counsel in the class action litigation, Paul Weiss, was the son-in-law of Leonard Saltzman, the man who had initially filed the lawsuit. Additionally, Saltzman’s daughter and Weiss’ wife also worked at the law firm handling the case.

      “Only a tiny number of class members would have known about the family relationship between the lead class representative and the lead class counsel – a relationship that created a grave conflict of interest; for the larger the fee award to class counsel, the better off Saltzman’s daughter and son-in-law would be financially – and (which sharped the conflict of interest) by a lot,” wrote former judge Richard Posner in the decision.

      Weiss was eventually disbarred in 2015 by the Illinois Supreme Court.

      ADMIN – Hi Amy,

      Thanks for the info

  5. Charlotte M. Wresinski says:

    In 1992 and 1993 I purchased what I believed to be the top windows (19), two patio doors (one has 3 panes, other has 2 panes and a side door from Pella. Now I question if I made the right decision. All of my purchases had blinds in the middle. I wrote on March 22, 2013 and sent a claim form dated January 3, 2013 with copies of all my bills and have never heard from Pella.

    ADMIN – Hi Charlotte,

    Consider making another claim

  6. Catharina Jensen says:

    I also submitted claims and documentation in 2013. Some windows were repaired/replaced at a reduced price by Pella. Does all of this need to be re-submitted?

    ADMIN – Hi Catharina,

    I believe there were two different settlements. It is best if you reach out to the class action administrator but if remedy has been provided I am not sure you will get anything extra.

  7. Janet Bockelman says:

    I have 40 Pella Architect Series Classic casement windows, 10 have major signs of decay and failure from water intrusion. Is the Architect series included in the Eubank v Pella Pro Line class action settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Janet,

    I think it is just the proline series.

  8. Lewis Wilcox says:

    i have not replaced the Pella windows in my house YET. The claim form asks for replacement costs of windows & surrounding structure. I was waiting for a sale on windows to change mine out since I have 4 that are connected together that need replaced. It’s an expensive endeavor. I called Pella for warranty & they told me $300 to have someone change just one window, the glass, NOT the whole frame. Please contact me to let me know how to proceed. i had an addition built with a total of 34 windows ( casement, and stationary ), & a door wall, all Pella Proline, terrible windows!

    ADMIN – Hi Lewis,

    Please think about us as a newspaper that publishes settlements. We are unable to help you with specific issues. To get assistance you need to contact the administrator directly.

    • Lewis Wilcox says:

      is there a human contact that can answer specific questions?

      ADMIN – Hi Lewis,

      If you are not getting a hold of a real person via the main line try reaching out to class counsel.

  9. Susan Capuano says:

    I had a Pella Sliding Glass door that was seriously problematic and will never buy another Pella product. I don’t know if Sliding glass doors are included in this class action.

    ADMIN – Hi Susan,

    I don’t think the doors are included.

  10. M Dalen says:

    My whole house has Pella window and doors, 27 Windows and 3 doors, that almost all are screwed up one way or another. We have been unable to use quite a few of them because they have major issues. We bought them with the thinking that they were covered for life. What a bunch of liars Pella is. Hope they corrected their crappy windows. What kind of information is needed to get some of this settlement and or repairs and replacement?
    Please help!!
    Thanks very much.

    ADMIN – Hi M,

    First you read the class eligibility section. If you do qualify you will fill out the claim form online and will provide supporting information as instructed.

  11. Connie Bergslien says:

    Hello,
    I filled a claim back in 2013 with pictures and all the forms including all my window costs and have had a few email follow up but never any news of settlement. Just this week (5 years later) I received your postcard and wanted to know if I need to file another claim or if the one I filed in 2013 is adequate. I have tried calling with no prevail. I just need to know if there is anything else I need to do?

    Thank you,
    Connie Bergslien

    ADMIN – Hi Connie,

    It is best if you contact the class action administrator to check if you need to file again or if you need to just update your contact information.

  12. Pat Lammert says:

    I need to order my new windows from Pella due to damage…part of the Pella contract to order the new windows has a clause that “waives my right to a class action lawsuit”….doesn’t seem right? Can’t order the windows until I sign the contract but the contract waives my right to the class action lawsuit which would partially reimburse me for the faulty windows???? Seems I’m caught in a vicious circle.

    ADMIN – Hi Pat,

    Contact class counsel they might be able to provide you with clarification.

  13. Cynthia A says:

    Hi. Are the Proline Pella doors covered under the settlement? Any information is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Cynthia

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    No

  14. Ronald Russell says:

    windows fog up and wood is a mess because of mosture in them

    ADMIN – Hi Ronald,

    That is at the heart of this settlement.

  15. Robert McClain says:

    I have a Pella window we had the house built in 2004 the a casement they have mold on them and they leak air in the winter you can feel a draft Oregon Ohio 419 3408573:

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    If you meet the requirements set forth in class eligibility by all means file a claim.

  16. Rebecca Saffrin says:

    My windows that qualify for this have an ID number that is supposed to be on a sticker. Our stickers are gone. Anyone know how to find the ID number once that sticker had been removed? Or am I just screwed?

    ADMIN – Hi Rebecca,

    You may want to contact the class action administrator to explore your options.

  17. Tina harden says:

    I do not have internet to get forms and when I call number to get them they can’t find address for me so this is address
    Tina (heinz) garden
    16 liz mar pl
    Streator Illinois 61364
    Can u send me forms

    ADMIN – Hi Tina,

    I can’t. You need to contact the class action admin directly

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