Claims Still Open: Refrigerator Class Action (Claim 150!)
If you purchased a refrigerator, or purchased a home with a refrigerator, that’s listed in this class action lawsuit then you may be owed money. The base deadline to file online has passed, however, you can still file if your fridge is on the list and you qualify. And, you could get up to $150 back, plus more if you incurred losses.
Eligible Refrigerator models include hundreds of models from brands such as Amana (AMA), Ikea, Crosley, Inglis, Jenn Air, KitchenAid (KAD), Maytag (MAY), and Whirlpool (WHR).
This case is known as Julie Corzine v. Whirlpool Corporation, Case No. 5:15-cv-05764-BLF in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia
What’s this settlement about?
The Lawsuit claims that the Class Refrigerators can be susceptible to freezer drain tube blockage, which may result in ice build-up on the floor of the freezer compartment, and in some instances, water leakage (a “Freezing Event”). The Lawsuit further claims that the Defendant breached warranties, was negligent, and violated state consumer protection statutes in connection with the manufacture and sale of the Class Refrigerators.
Defendant denies that there is any defect in the Class Refrigerators. Defendant also denies that it violated any law or engaged in any wrongdoing.
The Settlement does not include personal injury or property damage claims other than for damage to the Class Refrigerator itself, and the Settlement does not release any of these claims.
Who is eligible for a refund?
If you own one of the eligible models listed in Group A or Group B, then you may qualify.
Class Members who experienced a Freezing Event with their Class Refrigerator may be eligible for reimbursement of up to $150, as defined on the class action website.
Is a receipt required?
If you do not have receipts, then you can still file a claim.
How much will I get back?
Up to $150.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
The deadline to make claims for past freezing events has passed. However, you can still claim as follows:
December 31, 2021 – Deadline to Contact Whirlpool about a Future Freezing Event for Eligible Models in Group A (must be reported to Whirlpool at 1-888-900-7957 within 90 days after experiencing the Freezing Event and be within 5 years of purchase). Serial Range = KY01xxxxx through K333xxxxx
December 31, 2026 – Deadline to Contact Whirlpool about a Future Freezing Event for Eligible Models in Group B (must be reported to Whirlpool at 1-888-900-7957 within 90 days after experiencing the Freezing Event and must be within 5 years of purchase). Serial Range = VS141xxxxx through VS827xxxxx
How do I file a claim?
You can no longer file online. Because, that deadline passed last year. However, you can still claim as instructed above by calling their 800 number if you have an eligible refrigerator model.
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