ROCKVILLE, Md., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The D.C. law firm, Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP, today announced that a settlement has been reached with Titeflex Corp. and Ward Manufacturing, LLC ("Defendants") about allegedly defective Gastite® and Wardflex® corrugated stainless steel gas tubing ("CSST") used to supply natural gas and propane to gas appliances. The class action lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland in 2013. The plaintiffs, owners of two homes in Maryland, allege that CSST as designed is susceptible to lightning strikes which may cause it to become energized and perforate causing a gas leak or fire. Defendants deny these allegations and claim that CSST is not defective. The Court has not decided who is right.
The Settlement Class includes persons or entities in the State of Maryland who, as of March 15, 2017, own a house or other structure on which Titeflex's Gastite® or Ward's Wardflex® was installed after September 5, 2006, or who after September 5, 2006, purchased a house or other structure in which CSST was installed on or before September 5, 2006.
What are the Settlement Terms?
All class members who file valid claims will be eligible to have their CSST inspected by a licensed and qualified electrician. If after the inspection, a class member's CSST installation is determined to not meet the applicable specifications for bonding, the class member may be entitled to receive up to $125 to offset the cost of repair. Additionally, some class members will be eligible to receive a payment voucher good for installation of a lightning protection system. For more details of the Settlement and how to file a claim, please visit the Settlement website and review the Detailed Notice and Settlement Agreement.
How Can a Class Member Make a Claim?
Class members can file a claim online by visiting www.CSSTsettlement.com, by downloading a paper copy of the Claim Form at the website, or requesting a claim form by calling 1-844-357-8798.
Douglas S. Clauson
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SOURCE Angeion Group; Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP