RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the F-201 Instant Hot Water Filter Settlement Administrator on behalf of Emerson Electric Co. d/b/a InSinkErator ("InSinkErator") and Plaintiffs' law firms, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC and McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, about the lawsuit Desio v. Emerson Electric Co. d/b/a InSinkErator, No. 2:15-cv-00346-SJM.
InSinkErator and Plaintiffs announced a Settlement to resolve a nationwide class action lawsuit related to certain InSinkErator F-201 filters used in water filtration systems ("F-201 System"), which were designed to be used with instant hot water dispenser systems. Plaintiffs allege that model F-201R water filter cartridges manufactured from 2001 through January 31, 2011 ("Old Filters") that were sold as both part of the F-201 System and as replacement equipment for use in the F-201 System can crack and cause leaks and water damage. InSinkErator purchased the Old Filters from a third party manufacturer and as the distributor of the product denies that it did anything wrong. The Settlement includes all people and entities that own or lease a residence or other structure located in the United States that contains both an installed F-201 System and an Old Filter.
If the Settlement is approved by the judge presiding over the matter in the Eastern District of Washington, a $3.8 million fund will be established that will provide settlement benefits to class members, pay attorneys' fees, cover costs and expenses of providing notice and administering the settlement, and pay a service award to the two Representative Plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit. Settlement Class Members who file eligible claims can ask for (1) a free new filter to replace the Old Filter (up to three per person), (2) a cash award of $15 per Old Filter (up to three per person), or (3) a cash award to pay for up to 40% of any property damage expenses paid out-of-pocket related to Old Filter failures occurring after January 22, 2018.
The Court will hold a hearing on February 6, 2018 to consider whether to approve the Settlement. Class members have until January 22, 2018 to either exclude themselves from the litigation or object to the Settlement.
For more information or to obtain a Claim Form, visit the Settlement website, www.F201WaterFilterSettlement.com, or call 1-833-FILTER5 (1-833-345-8375).
SOURCE F-201 Instant Hot Water Filter Settlement Administrator