Who is a Class Member
You are included in the Durapro Toilet Connector class action settlement if you “own or owned, or lease or leased, a residence or other structure in the United States containing an eligible DuraPro™ Toilet Connector with a plastic Coupling Nut. This also includes any person or entity that suffers or has suffered Property Damage caused by the failure of a plastic Coupling Nut on a DuraPro™Toilet Connector.”
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- Up to $20 Per Toilet Connector or Up to 30% of Property Damage
Replacement of DuraPro Toilet Connector: For eligible claims submitted within two years of final approval of the Settlement, Claimants can receive a cash payment of $4 for each DuraPro Toilet Connector (up to 5 Toilet Connectors per residence or other structure) that they replace. The maximum cash payment for replacement of Toilet Connectors is $20.
Payment of Property Damage Due to Failure: Claimants can recover up to 30% of documented costs of repairs for Property Damage caused by the failure of a plastic Coupling Nut on a DuraPro Toilet Connector, with a minimum recovery of $4.
Proof of Purchase
Replacement of DuraPro Toilet Connector: You will need to provide evidence that the residence or other structure contained a Toilet Connector, such as (i) the Toilet Connector itself; (ii) a photograph of the Toilet Connector; or (iii) other form of proof satisfactory to the Claims Administrator.
Payment of Property Damage Due to Failure: To support your Damage Claim, you must submit any photographs of the Toilet Connector and Coupling Nut; labels, packaging, and purchase receipts; and reports that describe the cause of the loss. You will also need to submit documentation including receipts, invoices, estimates for damages not covered by insurance, explanation of benefits letters, proof of payment for all expenses not covered by an insurance carrier, and the amount of any deductible you paid.
DuraPro Toilet Connector Settlement Notes
- Jacqueline D. Ajose, et al. v. Interline Brands Inc.
- Case No. 14-cv-01707
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In August 2015, six named plaintiffs filed this amended class action lawsuit against Interline Brands over allegations the company manufactured and sold defective DuraPro Toilet Connectors, which caused substantial water damage to consumers’ property. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Interline knew about the defective condition of their DuraPro Toilet Connectors’ plastic coupling nuts.
In plaintiff Jacquelyn D. Ajose’s case, after returning home, she discovered that Interline’s DuraPro brand Toilet Connector failed in a third floor bathroom causing water to run unabated throughout her home. As a result of the Toilet Connectors’ failure, Ajose suffered major out-of-pocket damages including, but not limited to, payment of her property insurance deductible. Similar experiences were echoed by other plaintiffs.
Interline denies the allegations but agreed to settle the case for $16.5 million. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the DuraPro Toilet Connector settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the DuraPro Toilet Connector settlement must do so by August 20, 2018. The deadline to file a claim will be 2 years after the final approval order (10/19/2020). Class members who wish to file a claim for property damage can do so for four years after the final approval order (10/19/2022).
- 8/20/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 10/19/18: Final Hearing at 1:00 pm CT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.DuraProToiletConnectorSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Ajose v. Interline Claims Administrator, c/o Epiq, P.O. Box 2876, Portland, OR 97208-2876
- Phone: 1-855-349-6393
- Email: info@DuraProToiletConnectorSettlement.com
- Simon B. Paris and Patrick Howard of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC