This Notice Is An Advisory Of A Proposed Class Action Settlement With Kason Industries, Inc., Peter A. Katz, Component Hardware Group Inc. And Thomas Carr.

Nov 07, 2012, 10:57 ET from The Consumer Law Group of California

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by The Consumer Law Group of California regarding John Rigo, et al. v. Kason Industries et al. case.


This summary notice is issued in accordance with the Court order dated October 24, 2012 preliminarily approving the settlement of John Rigo, et al. v. Kason Industries, Inc. et al,, United States District Court, Southern District of California, Case No. 3:11-CV-00064-MMA (DTBx). John Rigo represents a class of customers who purchased (but not directly from these two companies) certain types of food service equipment component hardware manufactured by Kason Industries or Component Hardware Group between February 1, 2004 through February 11, 2008. A list of the products in question can be reviewed by accessing

If customers timely submit a Claim Form by April 15, 2013, if this settlement is finally approved they can receive a cash refund for up to the purchase price of such items or 1.4% of the purchase price of an item that contains a covered component.  There shall be a total settlement fund for paying these claims of $720,000, less certain fees and costs. These claims are also subject to possible proration as described in the full class settlement notice.  They can submit a Proof of Claim Form online at or by requesting a Proof of Claim Form from the Settlement Administrator and submitting it to the address below. Plaintiff's counsel will ask the Court to approve payment of 30% of the above fund plus costs incurred, as well as $2,500 for Mr. Rigo as the class representative.

To be excluded from this settlement, or to object to the settlement, Settlement Class Members must follow the instructions in the Notice, which can be located as described below.  The deadline to opt out of the settlement is March 29, 2013.  The deadline to submit any objection is March 29, 2013.

This is only a summary of the settlement.  For additional information regarding this settlement, the full Notice of Class Action Settlement ("Notice") is available to review or download at, or by mail from the Settlement Administrator at Rigo v. Kason Industries, Inc. et al. c/o KCC, PO Box 43130, Providence, RI 02940-3130.  You may also call 1-866-290-4389 if you have any questions or to request a copy of the Notice.

SOURCE The Consumer Law Group of California