CHICAGO, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Clifford Law Offices announce that a settlement has been reached with Pella Corporation and Pella Windows and Doors, Inc. ("Defendants"). The settlement covers water intrusion damage to qualifying windows and property.
You are included in the Settlement if you are a current or former owner of a structure in the United States 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 ("Settlement Class Members").
Pella will dedicate $25.75 million for a Settlement Fund. The Settlement Fund will be used to pay settlement administration costs and make up to $25,000 service award payments to each of the Class Representatives, before making payments to Settlement Class Members who file a valid Claim Form for an Eligible Damage. Payments for Eligible Damage will vary based on the window's date of sale, damage and repair costs, and if and when the damage occurred, among other things. The Settlement Fund will also be used for warranty and ProLine Service Enhancement Program benefits.
You must complete and submit a valid Claim Form by June 20, 2018 to get a settlement payment. You may also choose to do nothing, or exclude yourself from the settlement, or object to it by June 20, 2018.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, located at 219 South Dearborn Street, Courtroom 1241, Chicago, Illinois 60604, will hold a hearing in this case (Eubank, et al. v. Pella Corporation et al., Case No. 06-cv-4481) on September 14, 2018. At this hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve: the Settlement; all counsels' requests for attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses of up to $9 million; and up to $25,000 each as a service award to the Class Representatives. You may appear at the hearing, but you do not have to. You may also hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.
More information can be found in the Detailed Notice and Settlement Agreement, which are available at www.pellawindowsettlement.com. You may also call 1-866-658-6764.
SOURCE Clifford Law Offices