Class Eligibility: Owners and past owners of homes with Viega Brass fittings (Vanguard F 1807 and Vanguard Yellow Brass fittings).
Estimated Amount: The settlement provides two benefits:
  • Dezincification Warranty – Viega will provide a warranty covering failings of their fittings including leaks and drop in water flow dues to zinc leaching out of the fittings.
  • Repair / Replacement – Viega will pay cost and expenses associated with repairing or replacing fitting associated with eligible failures.
Proof of Purchase: Product in home
Claim Form: Vanguard Pipe Fittings Claim Form
Case Name: Verdejo v. Vanguard Piping Systems, Inc., Case No.: BC448383
Case Summary: The plaintiffs allege that Viega (Vangauard) Brass fittings were defective and of poor quality. Defendants deny these claims. The case was settled before being decided by the courts.
Settlement Pool: undisclosed
Settlement Website: Vanguard Pipes and Fittings Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: December 24, 2013
Claims Administrator: Verdejo v. Vanguard Piping Systems Claims Administrator P.O. Box 43206 Providence, RI 02940-3206

18 responses to “Vanguard Pipe Fittings Class Action Settlement”

  1. Rita Burke says:

    Please contact me at 1-909-228-2082 for a leak caused by the brass fitting.

    • Elizabeth ...Luis says:

      I do have this system on the house …started having problems w/the fittings connected to the manabloc

    • Richard A. Barreto says:

      Mrs. Burke
      I have a house in San Diego, CA, built by McMillin with Vanguard piping on it.
      Leaking from the main water line in the garage (a copper pipe) damaging the walls inside and out (this last one by the house entrance).
      I wasn’t aware of claims or other cases like mine (found it while searching for Vangard in San Diego), don’t know if you’re a representative for the claims or what.
      I don’t know what to do right now, if I should call for repairs (estimated $1000 +), or try to find a representative of McMillin, please advise.
      Thanks for your time.

      R. Barreto

      ADMIN – Hi Richard,

      Please note that the deadline for this settlement was in 2013.

  2. Heather CanifordCharles says:

    Please contact me some I can get information on this. I have defective piping that is causing leaking.

    Thank you Heather CanifordCharles
    830-624-6660

  3. Janet Vaglica says:

    I have the Vanguard Plumbing System from my house built 2001. Am I too late to join this class action suit? If so, do I have any recourse with problems pertaining to this system?

    ADMIN:
    Dear Janet,
    unfortunately the deadline was December 2013

  4. Maurita Palmas says:

    Hello, I need to know what or who do I need to contact for the system as I’m having bad leaking to it and I need do something right away…
    Thanks and please contact me though videophone 210 693 1315 at because I am deaf.. San Antonio, TX

  5. Timothy Force says:

    I have a Vanguard Manabloc system that started leaking profusely Thanksgiving day 2014. The entire system was replaced since it was deemed unrepairable. I still have the Manabloc. Is it too late to receive a payout on this class action suit.

    ADMIN – Hi Timothy,

    Terribly late. This class action expired two years ago.

  6. Elizabeth Scott says:

    Have Vanguard Monoblock system in Florida home in 1997. Presently 2017 monoblock system leaking all connectors in box piping in attic leaks damaging several rooms and garage walls. We were not notified by builder or company. Is it to late to file on class action sue or connect someone for necessary recourse.

    ADMIN – Hi Elizabeth,

    It appears you are four years too late.

  7. Jewell Powell says:

    It should never be too late to correct a wrong. I hope you and every member of your family and all of your friends have this problem.

    ADMIN – Hi Jewell,

    Thank you for the good wishes. Some of our friends did have the problem but thanks to Class Action Rebates they found out about this settlement and were able to file timely. Please consider joining our newsletter or Facebook page to ensure this never happens again.

  8. Stephen welch says:

    What did you do with all the money left over. Are cost is $5,000 thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Stephen,

    I am sorry, I don’t understand your question.

  9. ADA says:

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A REBATE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS SYSTEM SINCE I BOUGHT THE HOUSE BACK IN 2013, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THIS SYSTEM HAD THIS KIND OF PROBLEM, OTHERWISE I WOULD NOT BUY THE HOUSE, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Ada,

    No, you no longer have legal recourse as the deadline has passed.

  10. Charise says:

    Can I have a contact person for oahu (hawaii) I.e. a local rep

    ADMIN – Hi Charise,

    A Vanguard Rep? If that is what you need please use Vanguard’s website.

  11. Virginia Pearce says:

    I now have big squares of wallboard cut in just about every room in my house to remove and replace the manaboc water pipes. Couldn’t see the water coming down inside the walls until it was coming out on the floor.
    Now I see the company is not responsible for the inferior system and the insurance company says they don’t cover it either. This is going to cost $6,200 or more for repair of damaged walls and replacement system (not another manabloc). Merry Christmas to those who made a lot of money selling and installing this system in Florida.

  12. Michael simmons sr. says:

    Fittings are leaking

  13. Jancey Marsh says:

    My system is leaky my now too. What do I do now??

    ADMIN – Hi Jancey,

    You no longer have recourse.

  14. JD says:

    In Las Vegas. Manabloc system leaking for days. Difficult to find a plumber to work on these systems. Have owned house since 2010, but built in 1995.

  15. Michelle says:

    Since there seems to be many homeowners with the problem after the final date of the settlement, can a new class action lawsuit be started? Theses problems should be fixed forever since they were deemed faulty.

  16. Pat Pressley says:

    A conscientious company would not just throw their hands up and say, “So sorry, too late.” These systems have a definite flaw, but blaming it on everything from paint on the tubing to poor water quality? What a joke for a company to say that.

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