DuraPro Toilet Connector Class Action Settlement
All Persons who own or owned, or lease or leased, a residence or other structure located in the United States containing a Toilet Connector, or who otherwise suffer or have suffered Property Damage from the failure of a Coupling Nut on a Toilet Connector.
For eligible claims submitted within two years of final approval of the Settlement, Settlement Class Members can receive a cash payment of $4 for each DuraPro™ Toilet Connector (up to 5 Toilet Connectors per residence or other structure) that they replace. The maximum cash payment for replacement of Toilet Connectors is $20.
For eligible claims, Settlement Class Members can recover up to 30% of documented costs of repairs for Property Damage caused by the failure of a plastic Coupling Nut on a DuraPro™ Toilet Connector, with a minimum recovery of $4.
Proof of Purchase
Jacqueline D. Ajose, et al. v. Interline Brands Inc.,Case No. 14-CV-01707 District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
The lawsuit claims that Interline:
- Imported, manufactured, designed, distributed and sold DuraPro™ Toilet Connectors with defective plastic Coupling Nuts;
- Knew of the defective condition of the Coupling Nuts for years before the product was redesigned or replaced;
- Failed to provide, or provided inadequate, installation instructions; and
- Failed to provide warnings to prevent failure of the Coupling Nuts.
The lawsuit claims that Interline’s actions led to damage resulting from the failure of the Coupling Nuts on the DuraPro™ Toilet Connectors. The lawsuit asks for money to be paid to people and entities that possess DuraPro™ Toilet Connectors with plastic Coupling Nuts but need to replace them due to their alleged defects, and to people and entities that suffered and/or paid to repair property damage as a result of the failure of a Coupling Nut on a DuraPro™ Toilet Connector.
Interline denies all the claims and allegations in the lawsuit. Interline maintains that the plastic Coupling Nuts on its DuraPro™ Toilet Connectors are not defective in any respect and any failures are the result of other factors (such as improper installation, misuse, or product lifespan).